Posted 08/27/2018

The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare has launched a new campaign called “Enduring Hope,” this campaign will raise funds for a new regional cancer center on the campus of Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, whether it has been a friend, a parent, a spouse, a child, or even you. Cancer affects more than 3 out of 10 people in Kentucky alone which is higher than the national average.

The goal of the new Cancer Center is to help change this statistic. The MCCH regional cancer center will continue to provide chemotherapy, radiation and infusion therapy, thus allowing people in our community to receive the life-saving treatments they need, right here near where they live. This new cancer center will have the latest in new equipment and treatment options, improving accuracy and allowing for better patient comfort while reducing treatment time for the patient.

Once construction begins on the new Regional Cancer Center, the project is expected to take 18 months and will consist of 17,388 square feet. The new facility will be conveniently located on the 1st Floor of the North Tower of the hospital. The main entrance will be located on 8th Street across from the current Ambulance building.

“We want people in our region to have access to quality cancer care close to home, so they don’t have to travel elsewhere,” said Jerry Penner, CEO,” and being closer to home allows their friends and family to visit and help provide additional support during such a stressful time.”

The MCCH Regional Cancer Center was awarded a three-year approval with commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons again this year and has continually received the accreditation since 2005. This commendation represents the dedication and professionalism of the staff that provide patient care.

If you would like to find out more about the Enduring Hope campaign and have a passion for helping cancer patients in our region. Call to find out how you can contribute and be a part of the Enduring Hope Campaign call Traci Lawrence, at 270.762.1291 or Keith Travis at 270.762.1908 or visit