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BMH-UC Cancer Center brings cutting edge cancer treatment closer to home

Dr. C. Michael Jones, Medical Director of the BMH-UC Cancer Center (left) and Walter Grace, BMH-UC CEO

New Albany, MS- The opening Tuesday afternoon, August 16th, of the new Cancer Center at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County (BMH-UC) means cancer patients here and in nearby counties will find state-of-the-art treatment much closer to home.

Well-known and respected oncologists C. Michael Jones, M.D., Brent Mullins, M.D., Shailesh Satpute, M.D., and oncology certified family nurse practitioner Kim Hardin will staff the new Cancer Center at BMH-UC.

Cancer Center entrance at BMH-UC (former ER entrance)

Cancer Center entrance at BMH-UC (former ER entrance)

The Baptist Cancer Center includes five exam rooms, a large treatment room with eight recliners, and comprehensive oncology services such as chemotherapy and infusion services, to name a few. Patients also will have access to research trials, financial assistance and convenience features, such as easy access, nearby parking.

“Baptist Union County continues to raise the bar on health care services offered in our community,” said Walter Grace, CEO and administrator of the hospital. “Now, area cancer patients will not have to leave home to have access to leading-edge treatment, research trials and an experienced team of physicians and other clinicians guiding their care.”

Features of the Baptist Cancer Center include:

  • Five exam rooms
  • Large treatment area with 8 recliners
  • Chemotherapy
  • Comprehensive cancer services
  • Infusion
  • Designated parking area
  • Financial assistance programs
  • Cancer research programs
  • Clinical trial programs
  • Personalized treatment options

The Baptist Cancer Center team consists of oncology-certified nurses, medical technicians, and financial counselors led by the following oncology medical providers:

  • Michael Jones, MD , FACP
  • Brent A. Mullins, MD
  • Shailesh Satpute, MD
  • Kim Hardin, CFNP

See previous article on Cancer Center grand opening.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, the recipient of many awards and accolades, was most recently recognized by Premier as one of only three hospitals in the nation that achieved top performance in all seven of the areas measured in Premier’s Quest collaborative. The hospital was awarded the Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades and was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, in 2012 and 2013. Baptist Union County offers a variety of health care services, including adult and pediatric inpatient services, labor and delivery, outpatient and laser surgery and a 24-hour,  renovated emergency room. The hospital also offers telemedicine and imaging and laboratory services, including an American College of Radiology-accredited MRI machine.

1 Comment on BMH-UC Cancer Center brings cutting edge cancer treatment closer to home

  1. Jody Fernandez // August 17, 2016 at 10:51 AM //

    I live in Memphis and am married to a brilliant neurosurgeon. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in August 2015. I am a BSN, RN, and I know many things that this area is lacking in regards to cancer treatments, particularly brain tumors. New Albany is my hometown. Memphis does not offer any clinical trials for brain tumors but yet have a well known and much respected neurosurgery group – Semmes – Murphey Clinic.

    I would love to see and even help get started clinical trials particularly for brain tumors in New Albany. They would be leading Memphis in that aspect. Feel free to contact me if you want further details and history of our battle with getting treatment.

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