Members of the community are invited to attend a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
and Open House for Methodist Hematology and Oncology and Infusion Services
on Wednesday, June 15. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on the second floor of Methodist Hospital’s Elm Street Building
located at 1305 North Elm Street in Henderson.
A total of 5,800 square feet on the second floor, formerly occupied by
Pediatrics, has been renovated to include both Methodist Hematology and
Oncology and Infusion Services allowing all services to operate from a
single location, enhancing the continuity of cancer care for patients.
Arshad Husain, M.D., Hematology and Oncology, and Amber Catlin, APRN, will
oversee the care and treatment of residents of Henderson and surrounding
counties with a cancer diagnosis, as well as the diagnosis and treatment
of both benign and malignant hematology issues. The Methodist Hematology
and Oncology practice was formerly located at 110 North Water Street in
The opening of the new space comes after Methodist Hospital became affiliated
with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center in September 2014.
Dr. Husain, who also serves as Medical Director of Hematology and Oncology
at Methodist Hospital, noted, “The affiliation has enabled us to
offer access to the latest practices in the diagnosis and treatment of
cancers and blood disorders to our patients, including clinical trials
and advanced technology, allowing patients to stay close to home for most
Infusion Services, staffed by registered nurses certified to administer
chemotherapy and biotherapy, have moved from the second floor of Methodist
Hospital’s North Tower to the new space. Infusion therapy is generally
offered Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in one of 11 bays
with recliners and flat-screen televisions. Two private rooms for patients
requiring lengthy sessions or more privacy are also available.
Paul Moore, M.D., Methodist Family Practice and Chair of the Methodist
Cancer Committee, commented, “Methodist is dedicated to providing
outstanding cancer care in a community setting. Our new combined office
and infusion services will enable ease of care for our patients. We are
proud to be an affiliate of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center,
the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center
in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”
In addition to Drs. Moore and Husain, remarks at the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
will be made by Timothy Mullett, M.D., FACS, Medical Director of the UK
Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network; Margaret Ridley, Vice President
of Business Support, Kyndle (Kentucky Network for Development, Leadership
and Engagement); Steve Austin, Mayor, City of Henderson; and Brad Schneider,
Henderson County Judge Executive.
Following the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, refreshments will be served.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Brandi L. Schwartz at