Denver, CO, October 08, 2018 — Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, part of HealthONE, has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center is in the top 9% of 4,812 U.S. hospitals offering cancer care services.
A hospital must be designated by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Classification (ACS CoC) as one of four specific types of cancer programs to be considered for the award. The Women’s Choice Award measures hospitals on the presence of specific cancer-related services offered onsite, infection rates and patient recommendation ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey. The award is unique in that criteria also include primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.
“Women will search on their own for the best cancer care,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “According to our own survey, nearly two-thirds of women would do their own research vs. letting a doctor choose a hospital for their cancer care. The Women’s Choice Award makes it easier for them to make confident decisions.”
Accreditation required for the award ensures that a hospital or facility offers a full range of diagnostic and treatment services, or provides integrated cancer care and comprehensive services.
Low infection rates compared to the national average are another important measure. Oncology patients are more susceptible than other patients to hospital-acquired infections because of their compromised immune systems.
Passi emphasized that Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and all 2018 America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care deliver on the care that matters most to women. “In addition to our award winners’ high-level performance on a national level, they provide the care that women value most, including easily accessible services onsite to avoid multiple trips for their treatment, which is so important to women faced with a cancer diagnosis,” stated Passi.
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center is one of 452 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for cancer care in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.
“Treating all types of cancer including blood, sarcomas and solid organ, and offering first-in-human clinical trials, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, in partnership with the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute, is proud to offer leading-edge cancer care right in the heart of Denver,” states Maureen Tarrant, President and CEO at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center. “We are proud to be recognized by Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care.”
For more information about the America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/
About Healthone's Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
For more than 135 years, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) has been meeting the healthcare needs of patients and their families from across the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions, and from around the world. With more than 80 specialties, 1,200 specialists and primary care physicians and 1,800 employees, P/SL and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is the only tertiary/quaternary combined pediatric and adult hospital in this region. Leading comprehensive services include the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cardiovascular Services, Cancer Care, Blood & Marrow Transplant, Labor & Delivery/Mom & Baby, Maternal-Fetal Care, Orthopedics, Spine, Kidney/Liver Transplant, Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Healing, Infectious Disease and more. For more information, please visit www.pslmc.com.
About Sarah Cannon
Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 1,200 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, hundreds of clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center. To learn more about Sarah Cannon, visit sarahcannon.com.
About The Women’s Choice Award®
The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2017 for a third consecutive year. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more.
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