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CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Centers Awarded Designation as Centers of Excellence in Lung Cancer Care and Screenings

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2024) – CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care centers across Kentucky have been named Centers of Excellence (COE) by GO2 for Lung Cancer (GO2) for their ongoing commitment to providing local communities with patient-centered, evidence-based lung cancer care. The facilities include CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Center’s two centers in Lexington and the centers in Bardstown, London, Corbin and Mount Sterling.

“We are humbled that all of our cancer centers are nationally recognized for our standard of lung cancer care and screenings,” said Anthony Houston, Ed.D., FACHE, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health. “Kentucky’s persistent ranking among the states with the highest number of lung cancer cases underscores the critical need for lung cancer screening and access to the highest quality care. With compassionate providers and cutting-edge technology, we are dedicated to ensuring our patients receive the best care possible in their community.”

GO2 COEs designated in lung cancer care are committed to the principles of patient-centered communication and decision-making across the entire care pathway. They demonstrate access to standard cancer services within medical, radiation, and surgical oncology and pathology; follow practice standards based on evidence, expert consensus, and clinical guidelines; and engage team-based mechanisms for multidisciplinary input to guide care and treatment recommendations and inform shared decision-making.

“We are proud to have CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Centers join the community of GO2 for Lung Cancer Centers of Excellence that is national in scope and local in impact,” said GO2 Chief Healthcare Delivery Officer, Joelle Fathi. “Across the U.S., the majority of people at risk for or living with lung cancer are served by a local community hospital near their home. Through the GO2 COE network of community hospitals, clinics, and academic and VA medical centers, we are fostering and supporting essential knowledge sharing and collaboration that brings national and global advancements in early detection, treatment and care close to home.”

In addition to receiving this newly awarded designation as a Center of Excellence in Lung Cancer Care, CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Centers are also recognized by GO2 as a Center of Excellence in Lung Cancer Screening. This designation is based on implementing a structured low-dose CT screening program that adheres to NCCN, USPSTF, or CMS criteria and uses a standardized process to manage patient follow-through.

An estimated 237,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer annually, and while it remains the leading cause of cancer deaths, lung cancer survival rates are growing at a rapid pace thanks to the availability of new, groundbreaking treatments for people diagnosed with the disease.

To learn more about CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care, visit www.chisaintjosephhealth.org/cancer-care.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About GO2 for Lung Cancer

GO2 for Lung Cancer relentlessly confronts lung cancer on every front, every day, for everyone. Founded by patients and survivors, GO2 is dedicated to increasing survival for those at risk, diagnosed and living with lung cancer. For more information visit go2.org, like us on Facebook/Instagram (@GO2forLungCancer) and follow us on Twitter (@go2forlungcancr) and LinkedIn(@go2forlungcancer).

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Saturday, February 03, 2024

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