Commonwealth Cancer Center in Corbin Becomes Saint Joseph Cancer Center

2/6/2013

Corbin, Ky.—Saint Joseph Cancer Center, part of KentuckyOne Health, announced it will expand access to cancer services to Whitley County through the acquisition of Commonwealth Cancer Center in Corbin. Services at Saint Joseph Cancer Center in Corbin will be an extension of Saint Joseph London.

The realignment of hematology and medical oncology services at Commonwealth Cancer Center in Corbin is effective February 11, 2013. 

In addition to a new name, the office will move to a new location at 1708 Forest Drive, Suite 101, Corbin, Kentucky 40701.

While the hematology and medical oncology services will have a new name, there will be no change in physicians or staff. Mridula Vinjamuri, M.D., Thomas Baeker, M.D. and Aruna Arekapudi, M.D., will continue leading patient care at the center.  All three physicians are board-certified in medical oncology and hematology.

Commonwealth Cancer Center in Corbin has served approximately 4,000 patients since opening in 1998. The Center was born out of a strategic vision to provide a regional destination for cutting edge and complete cancer care. The model of integrating multi-modality care and the administration of the most advanced cancer treatment options sacrifices none of the advantages of care in larger or academic centers.

The Center’s highly-specialized team of cancer physicians, nurses and therapists will continue to provide comprehensive and technologically-advanced cancer care, including the chance to participate in clinical trials for patients in the Corbin and Whitley County area.

Days and hours of operation, as well as scheduling, will remain the same to provide easy access for physicians and patients. Hours of operation at the center are: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The telephone number for scheduling and patient needs will remain 606.528.5000.

“It is our goal to continue the exceptional level of quality and service that patients deserve as we transition the hematology and medical oncology services to Saint Joseph Cancer Center,” said Mindy McKinley, regional director of Saint Joseph Cancer Center.  “We are pleased to welcome the physicians and staff of Commonwealth Cancer Center to the KentuckyOne family.” 

“We believe in patient empowerment so we offer a multidisciplinary approach with chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and pain management,” said Mridula Vinjamuri, M.D.  She added, “We bring experience as the only cancer center serving Corbin and surrounding areas for 15 years.”  Saint Joseph Cancer Center is the premiere cancer treatment center in Kentucky. It offers comprehensive patient care using the most advanced equipment available, as well as support groups for patients and their loved ones.

The Corbin location will join Saint Joseph Cancer Center facilities at Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling and Flaget Memorial Hospital.

About KentuckyOne Health

KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky and has more than 3,100 licensed beds.

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Last Updated: 9/6/2013