If you or someone you love is faced with cancer, we know how overwhelming that can feel. But you can find peace of mind knowing that compassionate, world-class care is right here at home.
CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Center at Flaget Memorial Hospital is Nelson County's first full-service cancer center, bringing together medical and radiation oncology to treat a variety of cancers in one healing setting. That allows us to create a treatment plan that’s uniquely tailored to your needs. It ensures fully coordinated, consistent care, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. And it means less travel and stress for you and your family—so you can focus on getting well.
Every day, we help patients throughout Bardstown and our surrounding communities fight cancer with confidence—and are here to do the same for you through:
Flaget Memorial Hospital has earned full accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. This distinction recognizes our commitment to providing the highest-quality care to patients battling this devastating disease. We’re also certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for providing the latest, safest and most effective radiation therapies.
Through every phase of care, you’ll have the same multi-skilled cancer care team by your side, including some of Central Kentucky’s most experienced medical and radiation oncologists. They’re backed by nurses with specialized oncology certification and more training that goes well beyond national standards. Together, these experts work closely with cancer surgeons, radiologists, dietitians, social workers and more specialists to ensure you receive the best possible care.
Here you’ll find a calming environment, with a waterfall feature in the front lobby and natural colors and materials throughout. It also includes 4,800 square feet of renovated space in the Medical Office Building, including all-private chemotherapy rooms, patient education areas and other amenities. Should your treatment plan require additional lab tests, scans or procedures, you’ll find all of these state-of-the-art services right on-site. We’ll also help coordinate multiple appointments on the same day, so you have more time for rest and recovery.
Your best defense against cancer is to prevent it from occurring, or catching it in its earliest stages, when it’s highly treatable. We offer the latest cancer screenings, including all-digital mammography, low-dose lung CT scans, colonoscopy and more to detect even the smallest of tumors and put you on the fast track to treatment. We also
CHI Saint Joseph Health Cancer Care Center at Flaget Memorial Hospital includes another first for our community: radiation oncology. Treatment is delivered through cutting-edge technology using the Elekta Synergy linear accelerator. This accelerator can image the target area during treatment, thus allowing more precise radiation delivery. Sparing healthy tissue results in fewer side effects and greater patient comfort. You also have access to promising new treatments like immunotherapy and cancer clinical trials close to home.
We’re committed to caring for the whole you, and providing the resources you and your loved ones need to manage a cancer diagnosis. You’ll find a full range of free or low-cost cancer support services—from education to rehabilitation, nutritional to spiritual counseling, support groups and more to meet your needs. And you’ll have your very own nurse navigator to personally guide you every step of the way.