Mercy Health-Lourdes Joins UK Markey Cancer Center

PADUCAH – Officials with Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital and a University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announced that a sanatorium has assimilated Markey’s Affiliate Network as a claimant member. Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital’s cancer module is a initial in a segment with an educational affiliation.

“Today’s proclamation positions Lourdes as a area’s personality in cancer care,” pronounced Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital CEO Michael Yungmann. “Through connection with a prestigious Markey Cancer Center, we extend UK and a center’s strech into a segment so patients have entrance to Markey’s high-quality cancer resources tighten to their homes.”

The Markey Cancer Center was founded in 1983 and is a dedicated pattern cancer core determined as an constituent partial of a University of Kentucky and a UK HealthCare enterprise. Markey functions as a multi-faceted, multidisciplinary formidable with a idea to revoke cancer morbidity and mankind by a extensive module of cancer education, research, diagnosis and village engagement. In Jul 2013, Markey became one of usually 71 medical centers in a nation to acquire an NCI cancer core designation. Because of a designation, Markey patients have entrance to new drugs, diagnosis options and clinical trials offering usually during NCI-designated centers.

The Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network (MCCAN) is a organisation of village hospitals in a Commonwealth of Kentucky that yield high-quality cancer services and programs in their communities with a support of a center. Under a grave collaboration, Markey will work with Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital to offer rise and enhance a oncology use line.

“We are vehement to work with Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital in building a clever oncology program,” pronounced Dr. Timothy Mullett, medical executive of a MCCAN. “Our state unfortunately ranks during a tip in terms of cancer occurrence and mortality, though by operative together with hospitals opposite a state, we have a intensity to make a critical impact on cancer impediment and care.”

In further to his purpose as MCCAN medical director, Mullett is also a 2020 chair-elect for a inhabitant Commission on Cancer (CoC). As partial of a connection agreement, Mullett and MCCAN staff will assistance beam Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital toward achieving CoC accreditation, a inhabitant approval of a cancer program’s joining to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care. CoC accreditation is nationally famous by organizations, including a National Cancer Institute, Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, National Quality Forum, American Cancer Society, and The Joint Commission, as carrying determined data-driven opening measures for a sustenance of peculiarity cancer care.

“The origination of an educational connection is a foundational partial of formulating a higher oncology program,” pronounced Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital Executive Director of Oncology John Montville. “Working with Markey is a latest sparkling news for a oncology program. Last year we introduced Mercy Health – Paducah Medical Oncology and Hematology, a use of Drs. William Skinner and Wederson Claudino. An connection with Markey demonstrates a joining to continue building a area’s best cancer program, a joining that will usually lower when we turn a member of a Affiliate Network and with other skeleton that have me vehement for a future.”

The UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network supports UK HealthCare’s altogether idea of ensuring no Kentuckian will have to leave a state to get entrance to top-of-the-line health care.

“UK HealthCare doesn’t only offer executive and eastern Kentucky – a idea is to yield all Kentuckians with a best probable care,” pronounced Dr. Mark F. Newman, UK executive clamp boss for health affairs. “Markey’s Affiliate Network lets us combine with village hospitals to yield cancer caring most closer to home, saving both time and income for patients.” 

•AdventHealth Manchester
•Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester
•Georgetown Community Hospital
•Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown
•Harlan ARH Hospital
•Harrison Memorial Hospital, Cynthiana
•Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center
•Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg
•King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland
•Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset
•Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital, Paducah
•Middlesboro ARH Hospital
•Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland
•Owensboro health Regional Hospital
•Rockcastle Regional Hospital, Mt. Vernon
•St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead
•St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood
•The Medical Center during Bowling Green
•TJ Samson Community Hospital, Glasgow
•Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, South Williamson

The clinical programs and services of a Markey Cancer Center are integrated with a UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Markey’s cancer specialty teams work together with UK Chandler Hospital departments and groups to yield primary studious caring and support services as good as modernized specialty caring with germane clinical investigate studies. All evidence services, clinical and pathology laboratories, handling rooms, emergent and complete care, and deviation therapy services are also supposing to cancer patients by UK Chandler Hospital. Attending physicians dependent with a venter are house approved in their particular oncologic specialties, and a investigate scientists are easily saved by nationally distinguished appropriation agencies, including a National Cancer Institute.

For some-more information on a cancer module during Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital revisit Mercy.com. 

Mercy Health – Paducah is partial of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of a 20 largest health systems in a United States and a fifth-largest Catholic health complement in a country. The ministry’s quality, merciful caring is supposing by some-more than 60,000 associates portion communities in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia, as good as via Ireland.  Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital is a 359 licensed-bed trickery accredited by The Joint Commission and was named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. Lourdes is home to a region’s largest multi-specialty medicine network, Mercy Medical Associates, that consists of some-more than 100 providers portion in over 30 locations via western Kentucky. Consistent with a joining to offer any studious with dignity, Bon Secours Mercy Health provides scarcely $2 million per day in village benefit. The idea of Mercy Health – Paducah is to extend a merciful method of Jesus by improving a health and contentment of a communities and move good assistance to those in need, generally people who are poor, failing and underserved. For some-more information, revisit mercy.com.