Saint Joseph Health launches affiliation with Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 23, 2019) — CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Centers in Lexington and Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center have launched a formal affiliation to expand access.

CHI-Saint Joseph Health says is expected to highly specialized cancer treatments, clinical expertise and research studies for patients in central Kentucky.

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“Our cancer care centers have a long history of providing high quality care for patients and we are pleased to enhance that care even further,” said Bruce Tassin, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health, and president, Saint Joseph Hospital. “This affiliation will give patients in central Kentucky access to physicians at Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, which is ranked in the top 10 hospitals for cancer care nationally by US News & World Report.”

They say the affiliation follows a rigorous review process of the care and services provided by CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Centers.

CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Centers provide a variety of support services, including a social worker at both Lexington locations who are involved with the patient throughout their cancer journey and support groups that meet regularly.

The centers will soon add referral coordinators devoted to oncology services.

These coordinators at the cancer center can walk patients through referrals and assist with scheduling to make it easier to access vital patient care, according to officials.

CHI Saint Joseph Health operates two easily accessible cancer care centers in Lexington on Bob-O-Link Drive and Blazer Parkway.