GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ)- Georgetown Community Hospital (GCH) has been recognized for excellence in lung cancer screening.
The Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) has named GCH a Screening Center of Excellence and the American College of Radiology (ACR) has designated the hospital a Lung Cancer Screening Center.
According to the hospital, low dose CT screening for lung cancer saves tens of thousands of lives every year.
“We are proud and honored to be working with Georgetown Community Hospital as a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence. Their commitment to practice responsible lung cancer screening will lead to advancements in research and many lives saved. They are an example to follow,” Laurie Fenton Ambrose, LCA President and CEO, said.
The Hospital says, to qualify for the distinction, facilities must be ACR accredited, undergo an intense assessment, and have procedures in place for follow up care, such as smoking cessation programs.
“Georgetown Community Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality care. Low dose CT screening has shown to be the only proven method to detect lung cancer at an early and treatable stage. We are thrilled to be part of this elite group, setting an example for responsible screening practices across the country,” says William Haugh, Chief Executive Officer of Georgetown Community Hospital.