Community Hospital is excited about working with the
university to bring these outstanding services closer
to the patients we serve."
chief executive officer for Georgetown Community Hospital
Ky. (Dec. 13, 2002) -- The University of
Kentucky Chandler Medical Center today held an open
house for its new outpatient cancer treatment center
for patients in Scott and surrounding counties.
Kentucky Clinic Georgetown Cancer Treatment Center,
located at 1152 Lexington Road, adjacent to Georgetown
Community Hospital, is a collaborative effort of the
University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and Georgetown
UK has collaborated with other community hospitals
in Berea, Maysville and Morehead to open cancer treatment
centers closer to patients' homes.
"When a patient is ill, the drive to and from
Lexington can seem twice as long as it actually is,"
said Mohammed Mohiuddin, M.D., professor and chair
of the departments of Radiation Medicine and Radiology,
UK College of Medicine. "We're trying to bring
the treatment closer to the patients."
"The University of Kentucky has developed a
national reputation for cancer care," said Jeff
Serephine, chief executive officer for Georgetown
"Georgetown Community Hospital is excited about
working with the university to bring these outstanding
services closer to the patients we serve."
The Department of Radiation Medicine at the UK College
of Medicine and Kentucky Medical Services Foundation
Inc. funded the building, which features a linear
accelerator, a simulator, a mold room, exam rooms
The accelerator, is housed in a cement vault with
walls up to eight feet thick, treats tumors with an
external beam of radiation. Patients are prepared
for treatment in the simulator, where X-rays of the
tumor are taken and a special computer system is used
to plan the patient's treatment. Molds of the area
to be treated then are poured in the mold room.
As many as 35 patients can be treated per day at
the clinic, which will be staffed by a radiation medicine
physician, radiation therapists and a receptionist.
For more information, call the clinic at (502) 570-4003.