Owensboro Health and Markey Cancer Center strengthen partnership – messenger

Officials from Owensboro Health announced Wednesday a health complement will join a Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network, strengthening a University of Kentucky partnership that started final summer.

OH is one of usually 20 hospitals statewide enclosed in a network.

In Jul 2017, OH and a investigate core entered into a partnership that authorised a health complement to run many Markey clinical trials on-site.

This new stretched agreement provides some-more training opportunities for OH physicians and staff and provides front-seat entrance to a newest cancer-fighting technologies. OH physicians will be means to discharge modernized screenings, combine with Markey Cancer Center experts on particular treatments and yield caring locally.

“We trust a best caring is local,” pronounced Dr. Mark Newman, UK executive clamp boss for health affairs.

“We wish everybody in Kentucky to arise adult each day meaningful they can accept world-class caring in their possess state,” pronounced Newman, who is an Owensboro internal and Daviess County High School graduate. About 35 years ago, he worked as an nurse during Daviess County Hospital.

The Markey Cancer Center uses a network of 20 hospitals to bend out into regions that would be formidable to hold but those internal partnerships. The network works together as a organisation to find a best diagnosis for internal cancer patients.

“You can take advantage of all a (Markey Cancer Center’s) imagination but carrying to travel,” Newman said.

Kentucky has a top genocide rate from cancer in a nation, Newman told an assembly during OH during Wednesday’s announcement. The state ranks among a top for smoking.

“This is a past. It does not have to be a destiny,” he said.

The Markey Cancer Center is Kentucky’s usually National Cancer Institute-designated center. It is one of usually 69 medical centers national to acquire that designation.

“Because of a designation, Markey patients have entrance to new drugs, diagnosis options and clinical trials offering usually during NCI centers,” an OH press recover said.

Dr. Tim Mullett, medical executive of a Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network, pronounced OH was comparison for inclusion in a organisation of hospitals due to a cancer program’s distance and complexity of care.

OH’s Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center treats about 1,000 patients per year opposite a health system’s 14-county area.

“We demeanour for programs that have a ability to attend with us during a top level,” Mullett said. “We wanted to make certain they were meddlesome in relocating their cancer module forward.”

OH is accredited as a extensive cancer core by a Commission on Cancer of a American College of Surgeons. In 2015, a elect awarded OH an superb feat award, that is a commission’s top honor.

Other informal hospitals in a network are Methodist Hospital in Henderson and The Medical Center in Bowling Green.

“We’re unapproachable to partner with UK on this effort,” pronounced Greg Strahan, OH boss and CEO. “We see, by operative together, we can do some-more for a patients.”

Renee Beasley Jones, 270-228-2835, rbeasleyjones@messenger-inquirer.com

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