Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center will open a new Cancer Care Center Sept. 20. The public is invited to get its first look at an open house from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tours will begin in the hospital lobby.
"We are pleased to be opening our Cancer Care Center, and believe it will enhance the quality of care provided to cancer patients and their families," said Harry C. Nickens, vice president for community relations and development at Ephraim McDowell Health.
The Cancer Care Center, located on the third floor of the medical center, is the newest service of the Central Kentucky Cancer Program in partnership with the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation. Existing patient rooms were refurbished, each designated as private and furnished with a sleeper chair for a family member who may need to spend the night.
Also available on the floor is a family resource room, which is equipped with showers and locker facilities for family members. The family resource room also features computer access, a television, a mini-kitchen and a game area. In addition, cancer information from a variety of sources will be available for patients and their families.