Murray-Calloway County Hosital (MCCH) has opened a new oncology and hematology practice headed by hematologist and oncologist Loreta Garretson MD, along with the resources of chemotherapy and the infusion center.

Located in the Medical Arts Building in Suite 403 East, Oncology & Hematology of Murray offers treatment for a wide array of cancers, as well as benign hematological conditions.

In addition to treating cancer patients, Garretson will work closely and provide medical leadership to the chemotherapy and outpatient infusion center at the Regional Cancer Center.

"The therapies that are now available or are in the development are very exciting, because they are giving cancer patients the ability to survive longer with a better quality of life," said Dr. Garretson.

With the new oncology practice conveniently located in the Medical Arts Building, Dr. Garretson's patients also will have easy access to MCCH's lab and imaging services.


Dr. Loreta Garreston
Dr. Loreta Garretson, M.D.
, has joined Murray-Calloway County Hospital to provide Oncology and Hematology services for the region.  

Dr. Garretson completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at Kaunas University of Medicine in Kaunas, Lithuania in 2002, followed by a medical internship in Kelme, Lithuania in 2003. She was an internal medicine resident at Seton Hall University's St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey from 2009 - 2012 and was named Chief Third Year Fellow in Hematology / Oncology in 2014 while completing her Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology. She also has worked as a hospitalist at Select Specialty Hospital in Rochelle Park, New Jersey.

Alison Sasseen, APRN, has joined Oncology and Hematology of Murray, to offer direct patient care.

Sasseen comes to MCCH after serving at various healthcare facilities in the region, including Baptist Health Medical Group Hematology Oncology as a nurse practitioner, Jackson Purchase Medical Center as a nurse practitioner in the Emergency Department and Marshall County Hospital as a registered nurse in the emergency room and intensive care unit.

A graduate of Murray State University with a Masters of Science in Nursing, Sasseen also holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Murray State University and has 13 years of experience in hematology and oncology.


Oncology and Hematology of Murray
Oncology and Hematology of Murray
Medical Arts Building
300 South 8th Street, Suite 203 East
Murray, KY  42071
Phone:  270.762.1597

Hours of Operation:  
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm