GCH & UK Markey Cancer Center
Cancer treatment can be very tiring.
Driving long distances to and from treatment only makes matters worse. That's why Georgetown Community Hospital and UK HealthCare have teamed up to bring high-quality cancer care to Georgetown.
Georgetown Community Hospital is a member of the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network. The affiliation will allow patients to stay close to home while receiving care. As a member of the network, the hospital will receive a variety of benefits, which will allow us to provide better care to our patients.
These benefits include:
- Nurse training program
- Access to clinical trials
- Educational programs relating to cancer and public health
- Consulting services available
Georgetown Community Hospital offers chemotherapy services, overseen by hematologist/oncologist, who will coordinate and assist with the care of cancer patients.The chemotherapy infusion suite offers six private rooms, with a television and comfortable chairs for both patients and visitors. The suite is staffed by four full-time oncology certified nurses who are chemotherapy biotherapy certified. The types of infusion available include chemotherapy, IV fluids, blood transfusions and supportive medicine such as Reclast® and Zometa®.
Having a treatment facility so close to home not only saves time, but saves precious energy that could better be put to use in healing!
The University of Kentucky is a national leader in cancer medicine and by working together, Georgetown Community Hospital can provide the best possible care to cancer patients in Scott and surrounding counties.
For more information about the hospital's cancer services or to make an appointment, call 502-868-5603.
To learn more about the progress we are making, read the full 2016 Georgetown Cancer Center annual report.
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