Quality Cancer Care You Can Trust
Sophisticated technology. Innovative treatments. Dedicated specialists.
Walk into Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center and you’ve entered more than just a building. Now you’ve become part of our comprehensive approach to treating cancer.
Our unique facility offers world-class care for patients and families, including:
You’ll also find the educational resources and support services you need for managing your treatment and recovery when you return home.
Coming in 2013: The new hospital
When the new Owensboro Health hospital opens in 2013, cancer patients may notice a few changes:
- If you require in-hospital care, you’ll receive treatment in the new nine-story structure on Pleasant Valley Road.
- Outpatient cancer services will remain at the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.
- If you need chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or patient education, those services will remain at the Parrish Avenue campus.
Physicians will continue seeing patients at the Cancer Center.
Learn more about the new hospital
Owensboro Health is accredited as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest endorsement awarded to any community hospital from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. This endorsement shows that Owensboro Health provides the highest level of care in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
We’re also proud to be recognized by the American College of Surgeons as a fully accredited Breast Center, a reflection of our ongoing mission to provide the very best care for our breast cancer patients.
In addition, Owensboro Health is accredited by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, one of the largest clinical cancer research organizations in the United States.
In 2013, the Cancer Center received a three-year accreditation in radiation oncology from the American College of Radiology (ACR). This means you can rest assured that our facility has met the highest standard of quality and radiation safety. More about ACR accreditation.
Physicians and staff at Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center maintain close associations with the region’s major teaching hospitals for clinical trials and other cancer research. These include:
MMCC’s national affiliations include:
The Cancer Center hosts regularly scheduled oncology conferences, featuring multi-disciplinary analysis of various cases. The result is a dynamic, collaborative evaluation of each patient, paving the way for development of optimal treatment plans.
2010 Cancer incidence rate
|Melanoma of skin
|Melanoma of skin
*national percentages above are from estimated US Cancer Cases in
American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures - 2010
*excludes basal cell and squamous cell cancer of skin.
*all insitu cases excluded from calculations except bladder.
Column 1 – tables from page 13: Cancer incidence rate, county at diagnosis, analytic cancer case counts by year
View the 2011 Annual Report for additional info.
We’re committed to working together as a team; to provide excellent care with compassion and respect; to build trusting relationships with patients and their families; and to encourage hope, faith and healing while striving to maintain a quality of life for our patients.
A beacon of hope
“Cancer has so closely affected our family. It is our hope and prayer that each future cancer patient will receive the best possible treatment and the chance of being cured.
We hope that their families might be relieved from some of the fear and loneliness associated with this disease.”
The Frank and Ann Mitchell Family