Opens at Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 29, 2015) — The James Graham Brown Cancer Center, jointly operated by KentuckyOne Health and the University of Louisville, opened its new facility at Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast in Louisville.
Like the downtown location, the new center offers a broad array of cancer care, including multidisciplinary cancer care clinics five days a week for the treatment of a variety of cancers such as lung, melanoma, breast urinary tract, bladder, kidneys and prostate.
Clinics consist of surgical, medical and radiation oncologists with University of Louisville Physicians supported by a team of nurses, social workers, medical assistants, pharmacologists and other health professionals. The multi-disciplinary approach is designed to provide the best course of treatment for individual patients, along with counseling and support throughout the diagnosis, treatment and recovery process.
“Extending the reach of the Brown Cancer Center improves access to care for cancer patients in the region and provides added convenience, access to leading physicians and support during cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery,” said Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO, KentuckyOne Health. “Kentucky has some of the highest rates of cancer in the United States. Through our partnership with the Brown Cancer Center and the University of Louisville we are addressing this issue and advancing our vision of bringing wellness, healing and hope to all across the commonwealth.”
The facility also provides diagnostic medical imaging including MRI, PET/CT, CT fluoroscopy, full-field digital mammography, nuclear medicine, X-ray, ultrasound and DEXA/bone density. New appointments, clinical follow-up and treatment are available.
“The Brown Cancer Center is known throughout this region as being a leader in innovative cancer care,” added Dr. James Ramsey, president of the University of Louisville. “Extending the reach to patients across the Commonwealth has always been a core goal of our partnership with KentuckyOne Health. This is an important milestone not only for our partnership but in our ongoing efforts to fight cancer in communities across Kentucky.”
The new location provides an option for care closer to home for many patients in Louisville and surrounding counties, said Donald Miller, MD, director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
“In 2013 alone, the Brown Cancer Center had more than 1,200 visits from patients who live in Jefferson County and drove past Jewish Northeast to receive care at the downtown center,” he said. “It is likely that even more patients came from surrounding counties such as Shelby, Oldham and Henry. Providing patients with the option to receive care at the best and closest location to them will improve their comfort and overall experience.”
The new location expands upon existing cancer care at Jewish Northeast provided by Cancer and Blood Specialists. In all, 14,000-s.f. of Jewish Northeast is now focused on cancer care. Patients also have access to resources and support services, including support groups, by phone or via the downtown location.
Jewish Northeast is a four-story, 120,000-s.f. facility and opened in August of 2009.