MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL SETS JUNE 10TH AS NEW REGIONAL CANCER CENTER GRAND OPENINGPosted 05/25/2023
MURRAY, KY – Murray-Calloway County Hospital announces the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting for the new Regional Cancer Center set for Saturday, June 10 at 10 am to commemorate the opening of its new $15 million, 17,954 square feet Cancer Center. Tours will be available to the public and attendees beginning at 9 am. The event is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.
Kentucky faces the highest rates of overall cancer incidence and death in the United States. The commonwealth also leads the nation in lung cancer and colorectal cancer. With the ability to treat many patients in a day, MCCH’s new cancer center will lead the way in providing personalized care and treatment in the communities we serve.
“We know our community needs enhanced cancer care now. This day could not come any sooner. The opening of the MCCH new Regional Cancer Center will be a momentous occasion for our community as we work together to fight cancer,” said Jerry Penner, CEO. “Patients across the region rely on MCCH for quality treatment across the healthcare continuum. Now, we will be able to provide even greater access to more individuals facing a cancer diagnosis, right here in our region.”
The MCCH Regional Cancer Center will offer cancer detection, diagnosis and care — all under one roof. With an emphasis on precision medicine, screening education and prevention, and advanced innovative technology, the new center will provide a seamless experience for patients undergoing treatment. All oncology services will transition to the new facility in phases over the next couple of months.
The cancer center will include:
-Radiation and medical oncology
-Infusion and chemotherapy services
-A state-of-the-art linear accelerator
To staff the Cancer Center, MCCH currently employs approximately 30 specialized clinicians. Over the next several years, the system plans to hire additional employees.