UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network

The UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network is a relationship-based program for health care facilities that aims to collaborate to provide high-quality cancer services and programs in local communities with the support and guidance of the UK Markey Cancer Center.

Our mission is to enhance access to high-quality cancer services and programs through collaboration with community hospitals. Our vision is for Kentuckians and those from surrounding states to have access to excellent cancer care. We offer advanced treatments and support services delivered with compassion and respect. 

The power of working together

We work with people you know and trust – the doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical staff – at local hospitals who provide excellent care in communities. Sometimes the care you need may not be available where you live and you may be referred to Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. In many cases, Markey doctors are able to work with your community doctor or oncologist locally to minimize travel.

Below are some examples of how we work with hospitals affiliating with Markey:

  • Provide cancer-specific education and training programs for community doctors, nurses and staff to ensure the most up-to-date cancer information is available to providers.
  • Assist cancer programs in achieving and maintaining Commission on Cancer Accreditation (CoC), which recognizes hospitals for achieving high-quality, comprehensive and multidisciplinary cancer care.
  • Provide access to shared programs that may not be available in local communities, such as genetic counseling and fertility preservation (oncofertility) among other services depending on the affiliate need.

Cancer patients – Through the UK Markey Affiliate Network, patients have access to the latest, most up-to-date treatments, minimizing travel outside the area. If care is not available locally, our network hospitals may work with us to ensure patients receive the best care possible.

Families and caregivers – When treatment is available locally, families can spend more time with their loved ones and less time on the road. We provide as many resources as possible locally, so you can focus on supporting your loved one.

Local doctors – Through the Network, we work with your local hospital, primary care or referring doctor to coordinate cancer care before, during and after treatment. Should patients need cancer treatment in Lexington, we ensure your care is as smooth as possible.

Communities – Markey affiliates help plan and host local activities, such as health fairs and cancer screening programs. Working to prevent cancer form even starting is a top priority for us in Kentucky and Appalachia.

For more detail, you can check out two PDF posters on Markey Cancer Center networks:

Network hospitals and locations


Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville

Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Frankfort

Georgetown Community Hospital, Georgetown

Harlan ARH Hospital, Harlan

Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown

Harrison Memorial Hospital, Cynthiana

Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Hazard

Medical Center at Bowling Green, Bowling Green

Methodist Hospital, Henderson

Norton Cancer Institute, Louisville

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland

Rockcastle Regional Hospital, Mt. Vernon

St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead

TJ Samson Community Hospital, Glasgow

Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, South Williamson

Network leadership

Dr. Timothy Mullet, MD

Medical Director

Cheri Tolle, MAEd, CHES

Administrative Director 

Susan Reffett, MSN,  RN,  CNOR (E)

Quality Assurance and Education 

For more information on the Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network, please contact Cheri Tolle at 859-323-4837 or

Page last updated: 12/20/2016 3:53:41 PM