King's Daughters' Health has entered into an agreement with Norton Cancer Institute of Louisville to provide physician care and program support for its cancer center.

Oncologist Dr. Shawn Glisson and hematologist Dr. George Goldsmith, both of Norton Healthcare, have already begun to see patients at KDH.

KDH also announced that nurse practitioner Andrea Casey has been hired on a full-time basis at the cancer center.

The Norton affiliation allows KDH to expand its services before building a new cancer center on the hilltop. The new location is expected to open in late 2014 or early 2015.

"Norton Cancer Institute has a reputation for delivering quality cancer care and has experience with partnerships and affiliations with communities such as ours," Jessica Kietzman, service line director for women's health and oncology at KDH, said in a news release.

"We're excited about the opportunities in front of us," she said.

Dave Ommen, spokesman for KDH, said the partnership will also allow local patients additional access to services inside Norton's network.

"It makes that whole process more streamlined," Ommen said.

KDH's cancer center is in downtown Madison at the corner of Fifth and West streets. The phone number for medical oncology is (812) 801-0603, and for radiation oncology is (812) 801-0180.