Cancer Care Unit at Park Tower
Leading the way for cancer patients
The cancer care unit was the first of its kind in Kentucky when it opened at Baptist Hospital Highlands in 1977. At Baptist Health Louisville, the 24-bed unit in the Park Tower features all private rooms for patients on the third floor plus overflow rooms available on the fourth floor. A special area for family members includes a kitchen/family room and an area for personal computer use. Patients needing outpatient care, including chemotherapy and blood transfusions, are also treated on the unit.
The nursing staff has advanced training in meeting the needs of cancer patients. An oncology clinical nurse specialist is available to talk with patients and answer questions about surgery, pain management and treatment as well as working with physicians, nurses, dietitians and other staff to assist patients with the services they need.
Some cancer patients are cared for on other medical/surgical units at Baptist Health Louisville, especially when surgery is needed during treatment. Many women with cancer of the breast, uterus or ovary are cared for on the Women's Health Unit, a special medical/surgical area in the Park Tower dedicated to meeting women's unique healthcare needs.
For more information about services provided at the Baptist Health Louisville Cancer Center, or for a physician referral, call the Baptist Health Information Center at (502) 897-8131.