Georgetown Cancer Center Georgetown Kentucky

Through the collaborative efforts with the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network, Georgetown Cancer Center is able to offer our patients the newest treatment options and emerging technologies conveniently located right here in Georgetown, Kentucky and Scott County.

 

At the heart of the Georgetown Cancer Center is our Infusion Center, which houses a comfortable chemotherapy suite with six private rooms that have a television and comfortable chairs for both the patient and visitors. The suite is staffed by four full-time oncology certified nurses (OCN). They are all chemotherapy biotherapy certified. Located directly across the hall from Central Kentucky Oncology & Hematology, the Infusion Center provides various chemotherapy treatments overseen by an oncologist/hematologist, as well as intravenous (IV) fluids, blood transfusions and supportive medicines for treatment of low red or white blood cells.

 

Having a cancer treatment facility close to home allows patients to stay close to their family and support network. This lowers stress, saves commute time and conserves a patient’s energy that is better spent recovering. But more importantly, it offers improved comprehensive care and peace of mind. Click here for contact and location information.

 

Our Hometown Team

Georgetown Cancer Center specialists and staff are committed to treating you with compassion and your cancer with the most advanced diagnostics, techniques and cancer treatment available. Our exceptional team of compassionate and highly-skilled cancer treatment professionals include a medical oncologist/hematologist, surgeons, physician specialists, nurses and support staff. Our nurse navigators work closely with patients, guiding them through their first visit and serving as a single point of contact throughout their treatment plan. This streamlined process makes it easier on our patients and more efficient for our staff.

Dr. Kent Taylor Oncologist / Hematologist

Kent Taylor, MD

Oncologist / Hematologist
Dr. Kent Taylor graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree from the University of North Alabama, Florence, AL; majoring in professional biology and a minor in chemistry. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Following his fellowship he held his medical practice with Alabama Oncology Hematology Associates, LLC in Montgomery, AL. Dr. Taylor is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. He is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Kent Taylor resides in Central Kentucky along with his wife and children.

Erin Collins-Buchanan, MSW, CTR - Oncology Program Director

Erin Collins-Buchanan

Cancer Center Director
Erin Collins-Buchanan, MSW, CTR is the Georgetown Cancer Center Director. Erin holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and an Associate of Science in Health Information Technology from Eastern Kentucky University. She completed her Masters in Social Work at the University of Kentucky.

 

Erin’s previous work experience includes Health Information Management in the acute hospital setting, focusing on implementation of Electronic Medical Records. In 2007 Erin started her career in Oncology in the area of Cancer Registry, becoming a Certified Tumor Registrar in 2010. The Cancer Registry is the quality department of a cancer program. She has successfully led two new programs during their initial Commission on Cancer surveys.

Dianna Kouns, Community Outreach Oncology Program

Dianna Kouns, RN, BSN, OCN

Oncology Education/Community Outreach Coordinator
Dianna received an Associate Degree of Nursing in 1993 from Midway College. She later returned to Midway where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008. She also holds a national certification in Oncology Nursing.

 

Dianna’s work experience began with trauma nursing at a level one trauma center. She then transitioned to Oncology in 1998 where she has performed in several areas of patient care and staff management.

 

She currently serves as The Oncology Education/ Community Outreach Coordinator and Nurse Navigator for the Oncology Program at Georgetown Community Hospital.

Stephane McDonald RN, BSN, WCC, OMS Wound and Ostomy Nurse Georgetown Cancer Center

Stephane Young, RN, BSN, WCC, OMS

Wound and Ostomy Nurse
Stephane obtained her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts in 1994 and obtained her certificate as an Emergency Medical Technician in Virginia Beach, VA in 1996 where she worked as an EMT for the Princess Anne Rescue Squad. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX in 2006. She obtained her Wound and Ostomy certifications in 2015 and Sharps Debridement training in 2016. Her clinical experience includes working as a RN in the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Room, Medical-Surgical Unit, Telemetry Unit, Home Health Care, Preadmission Testing, Hospitalist Services and Wound and Ostomy Care.

 

Her role as a wound and ostomy nurse as it relates to cancer care is to provide a service to patients and families dealing with new or existing ostomies. She can recommend appropriate measures to prevent and manage skin breakdown related to immobility, fragile skin, incontinence, and/or radiation therapy. She can also assist in correcting or containing fecal or urinary incontinence and introduce patients and families to cost-effective management measures through various services.

Associations

Association Of Community Cancer CentersThe Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) promotes the entire continuum of quality cancer care for our patients and our communities. Since 1974, ACCC has been helping oncology professionals adapt to the complex changes of delivering quality cancer care. ACCC members rely on the Association to bring them information on cancer program management, reimbursement issues, legislative and regulatory changes at the state and national levels, community cancer program standards, NCI-funded community clinical research, hospital alliances and physician relationships, and more.

Give us a call at (502) 868-5600 to make an appointment or submit the form for more information about the hospital’s cancer services.

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