Georgetown Hospital Joins Markey Affiliate Network
Media Contact: Keith Hautala
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Mar. 15, 2010) − Georgetown
Community Hospital has joined UK HealthCare’s Markey Cancer Center
Affiliate Network. The hospital began to establish a formal partnership
with the cancer center in November, which was finalized earlier this
The hospital offers a variety of services for cancer patients. The
newest addition is a chemotherapy suite, which offers six private rooms
for patients and is staffed by two full-time nurses with a combined 30
years of chemotherapy infusion and oncology experience. Additionally,
Dr. Jim Morgan, a Markey Cancer Center hematologist and oncologist,
sees patients twice a week at the hospital and coordinates care for
patients in the chemotherapy suite.
The hospital also has a partnership with UK HealthCare to offer
radiation medicine on Georgetown’s campus. The center is a
3,500-square-foot clinic featuring the most up-to-date equipment
available. As many as 35 people per day can be treated at this
facility, which is headed up by Dr. Ronald McGarry and Dr. Marcus
Randall of UK's Brain and Body Radiosurgery Program.
Georgetown Community Hospital CEO Barry Papania says the affiliation
will allow the hospital to offer the highest-quality cancer care to its
“We provide high-quality, convenient health care to Georgetown and by
partnering with UK, we can continue to offer even more to meet the
needs of our patients,” Papania said.
The addition of Georgetown Community Hospital brings the total of
affiliated hospitals in Kentucky to five. Georgetown joins Rockcastle
Regional Hospital, St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Appalachian
Regional Hospital – Hazard and Harrison Memorial Hospital in the
For more information about Georgetown Community Hospital, please contact Jacquie Peterson at 502-868-1260. For more information about the Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network, please e-mail Cheri Tolle.