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Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation awarded grant for cancer comfort care

Gresham, Smith and Partners

The Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has received a $10,327 grant from the Lexington Cancer Foundation to establish a new program that will help cancer patients who are receiving treatment at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling.

Through this grant, the Joyful Comfort & Healing Program will be created at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and the foundation will be able to purchase four reclining chairs to use in the infusion center that will improve patient comfort as patients fighting cancer are receiving treatment.

"These additions to the infusion center at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling will improve the hospital experience for patient's battling cancer, helping to also provide additional compassionate comfort to them," said Leslie Smart, president, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation. "We are thrilled to once again expand our treatment area, giving patients the care they need in a welcoming environment."

In 2016, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling opened the infusion center on the first floor of the hospital, expanding infusion options for patients. The infusion center previously had 10 reclining chairs for cancer patients to use. With the addition of the new chairs, the center will offer 14 chairs.

The infusion center at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling provides intravenous infusions of fluids, medications and therapeutic injections, in an accessible environment. Infusion therapy is particularly beneficial for patients that cannot take medications by mouth.

The infusion center offers a full-scale of infusion services for patients with conditions such as anemia, Crohn's disease, CIPD, immune deficiency, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, polymyositis, rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis.

For more information on the infusion center at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, call 859.491.5865.

(provided by Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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