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Baptist Health Cancer Care



Contact:          Debbie Hardin, Director of Strategic Services

Baptist Health Corbin

1 Trillium Way

Corbin, KY 40701

Telephone:      606-523-8540

 

For Immediate Release

 

 

Baptist Health Cancer Care Now Open

 

February 27, 2013- Baptist Health is proud to announce the opening of Baptist Health Cancer Care. Previously, Baptist Health Oncology Specialists were on the 3rd floor of the Medical Office Building in Suite 305, today they see patients on the ground floor at the surgery entrance.

 

The new location was designed with an open floor plan allowing patients from most rooms to observe the beautiful hill side looking from the picturesque windows that are floor to ceiling in size. Therapies are conducted in this area to aide in healing, allowing patients to sit in plush recliners in the open environment. Often times you may find an artist painting, students playing musical instrumentals or visitors with four legs.

 

Baptist Health Oncology Specialists still exist as the physician group; however they are located within Baptist Health Cancer Care. Baptist Health Cancer Care is part of a larger alliance called the Baptist Health Cancer Care Network, with locations in Lexington, Paducah, Louisville, Richmond and Corbin.

 

Patients can choose Baptist Health Cancer Care for chemotherapy and targeted biological therapies. At Baptist, we care for the patient emotionally and physically providing one to one care for each patient. The first of many support group meetings were held in February, as a resource to help patients and family members. In addition, patients can have the opportunity to participate in a program called “Healing Touch” provided by a licensed massage therapist and complimentary 3 month family membership to Baptist Health Family Fitness. Recently, valet parking was added to provide convenience to the patient and family.

 

The Baptist Health Cancer Care is made up of a diverse team of medical professionals to help in numerous areas when battling cancer. “Our goal is to take care of the patient through the process of diagnosis to treatment to healing. Our team is made up of pharmacists with expertise in oncology, dedicated social workers, financial counselors, oncologists, registered nurses, nutritionist, and a nurse navigator. The nurse navigator plays a vital role in communicating and being a point of contact for the patient during their time at Baptist,” said Anthony Powers, Vice President of Baptist Health Corbin. The nurse navigator is a clinical resource for patients and works as a patient educator, care coordinator, system navigator and patient advocate with the mission to improve the care experience and continuum of care. The nurse navigator works collaboratively with the patient, their support team, physicians and other healthcare professionals.

 

Meet our Oncologist

Baptist Health Physicians Southeast has partnered with Dr. Francis M. Domurat Health Corbin. In 1972, he graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and won a Public Health Service scholarship to study medicine. He practiced for three years with the Commissioned Corps and Indian Health Service in Alaska before studying with Dr John Bennett and others at the University of Rochester Medical School in New York. As an awarded Wilmot Cancer Research Fellow, he conducted primary and clinical research at Strong Memorial Hospital and Cancer Center in oncology; his published work is still reviewed today. In 1987, he returned to Alaska to begin over two decades of successful medical oncology practice, culminating in the creation of the private Anchorage Cancer Care Center, a state of the art, oncology home care model that provided integrated cancer services for outpatients in southeast Alaska.

 

Dr. Michael White joined Baptist Health Oncology Specialists in late September; he is a board qualified physician specializing in Hematology/Oncology.  He received his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and recently completed a Fellowship at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation.

Lilly Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer JourneyArt                                  Lilly Oncology On Canvas will be featured at Baptist Health Cancer Care.

In 2004, Lilly Oncology created Lilly Oncology On Canvas to help people affected by cancer cope with the emotional side of the disease.

This biennial competition, presented by Lilly Oncology and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), invites people from the United States and Puerto Rico who were diagnosed with any type of cancer - as well as their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers - to express, through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give their cancer journeys meaning.

To date, more than 4,100 individuals touched by cancer have submitted artwork and narratives to Oncology On CanvasSM.

Artwork from the Lilly Oncology On Canvas competition is touring hospitals, cancer centers and patient advocacy group events. Lilly Oncology On Canvas will be displayed at Baptist Health Corbin in Baptist Health Cancer Care during Open House on February 27, 2013, and will remain in the center for several weeks to follow.