LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2018) – Owensboro Health announced yesterday that it has assimilated a Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network, offer expanding a attribute with a University of Kentucky.
Markey Cancer Center is a usually National Cancer Institute-designated cancer core in Kentucky. By fasten a UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network, Owensboro Health will now be means to offer raise caring accessible to patients in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana, while permitting patients to stay closer to home and their support systems for many treatments.
“Owensboro Health exists to reanimate a ill and to urge a health of a communities we serve,” pronounced Owensboro Health President and CEO Greg Strahan. “When it comes to charity national-quality, superb cancer care, we are unapproachable to group adult with a UK Markey Cancer Center, that is famous as one of a inaugural cancer caring and investigate centers in a nation.”
Owensboro Health’s Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center (MMCC) serves a health system’s coverage area, a race of scarcely 400,000 people opposite 14 counties in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana. More than 1,000 patients are treated during a core annually. Last year, Owensboro Health also assimilated Markey’s Research Network, that allows MMCC to run many of Markey’s clinical trials on-site.
“As a local of Owensboro, it is a good respect to acquire Owensboro Health as a newest UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate,” pronounced Dr. Mark Newman, UK executive clamp boss for health affairs. “These relations are really critical to both of a institutions and many significantly to a caring of patients via a segment and a Commonwealth. We demeanour brazen to stability to work with a superb group during Owensboro to yield a top turn of cancer diagnosis and impediment measures.”
The UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network was combined to yield high-quality cancer caring closer to home for patients opposite a region, and to minimize a effects of cancer by impediment and preparation programs, well-developed clinical care, and entrance to research. The associate network is generally critical for Kentucky, where cancer rates are a top in a nation.
“Kentucky is home to some of a misfortune cancer rates in a country,” pronounced Dr. Tim Mullett, medical executive of a UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network. “Collaborating with a associate hospitals opposite a state will capacitate us to make a certain impact on a apocalyptic cancer rates here in a Commonwealth.”
The UK Markey Cancer Center is one of usually 69 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 centers.
Moving forward, a UK Markey Cancer Center is operative toward a subsequent tier of nomination – an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Currently, 45 of a 69 NCI-designated cancer centers in a nation reason a extensive cancer core status. The UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network will play a vast purpose in bringing that subsequent turn of cancer appropriation to Kentucky.
The UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network was combined in 2006 and is comprised of a following 20 hospitals opposite a Commonwealth of Kentucky:
- Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester
- Frankfort Regional Medical Center
- 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
- Methodist Hospital, Henderson
- Norton Cancer Institute, Louisville (Norton Healthcare-UK HealthCare partnership)
- 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