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Murray-Calloway County Hospital Regional Cancer Center Project Taking Shape

November 3, 2022

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MURRAY, KY – Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s Regional Cancer Center project is moving forward. The new facility will be located on 8th Street and community members are encouraged to drive by and see the progress as the front entrance begins to take shape.

The building project is expected to be finished late next Spring 2023. The Regional Cancer Center will continue to offer radiation oncology and infusion therapy treatments from Dr. Zuhair Ghanem. The Center represents a major investment in technology offering the very latest in cancer treatments. This new equipment will increase accuracy and patient comfort while reducing the treatment time. If a cancer can be treated by radiation, then it can be treated here. If chemotherapy is required, specialized oncology nurses- under the direction of a medical oncologist- administer treatments in a comfortable, soothing environment. A meditation garden is in the plan and will be strategically located just out front of the infusion bay windows for patients to enjoy while receiving treatment.

The Cancer Program at Murray-Calloway County Hospital was granted a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). Receiving care at a CoC-accredited cancer program ensures the patient will have access to comprehensive care, a multi-specialty team approach to coordinate best treatment options.

The Enduring Hope campaign continues to raise money for this new $12 million Regional Cancer Center which will bring the oncologists, social workers, pharmacy, and infusion area under one roof. The centerpiece of the new Regional Cancer Center’s equipment will be a state-of-the-art linear accelerator that can deliver stereotactic radiation therapy.

There are many opportunities available for individuals to make personal contributions, various naming opportunities for different areas and rooms within the new facility, and availability for business or corporate partnerships to contribute.

The committee is also seeking community partners and volunteers who would like to help in this important effort for our community and region. If you are interested in being part of our committee, you may contact Ken Winters, at 270.293.6897 or by email at

For more information on how you can support the building of a new Regional Cancer Center in Murray, or to set up a meeting to discuss the project more, please contact Lisa Shoemaker, Senior Philanthropy Officer at 270.762.1291.

The Murray-Calloway County Hospital is the only nonprofit healthcare facility in our county. The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital is a 501C3. All donations are tax deductible according to Federal and State laws.

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