Receives National Breast Center Re-Accreditation; Named One of the “Best Overall Patient-Rated Hospitals”
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa recently garnered two clinical milestones with re-accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, and being named one of the “Best Overall Patient-Rated Hospitals” in the country.
The Tulsa hospital received re-accreditation for meeting rigorous standards set forth by the NAPBC after undergoing an external evaluation of its performance and compliance standards. The Tulsa hospital serves cancer patients across all corners of Oklahoma, as well as more than 37 states and the Virgin Islands.
“This accreditation illustrates that we are doing what the NAPBC and their experts around the country believe epitomizes excellence in the delivery of coordinated, multidisciplinary breast cancer care,” said Dr. John Frame, breast surgeon at the Tulsa hospital.
The three-year accreditation is currently held by CTCA in Tulsa and only one other hospital in Oklahoma. It is a reflection of the CTCA commitment to patient-centered care, clinical excellence and outstanding follow-up services. NAPBC evaluators studied 17 different disciplines within the Tulsa breast program, including surgical protocols, nursing, quality improvement, plastic surgery and medical oncology.
A second clinical announcement raising the Tulsa hospital’s profile was announced last month by Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality naming the “best overall patient-rated hospitals” based on data from the Hospital Compare website from April 2014 through March 2015. The recognition is based on hospital data for which 90 percent or more of patients gave an overall care rating of nine or 10 on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. CTCA in Tulsa received a score of 92 percent. Only three Oklahoma hospitals received 90 percent or higher and CTCA was the only Tulsa hospital listed.
“This recognition is a testament to the compassionate, responsive and innovative care our talented staff deliver to our patients every day,” said Denise Geuder, RN, MS, CNOR, VP of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer of CTCA in Tulsa.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global (CTCA), with headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., is a national network of five hospitals that specialize in the treatment of patients fighting complex or advanced-stage cancer. CTCA offers an integrative approach to cancer treatment that combines surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy with nutritional counseling, naturopathic medicine, mind-body therapy, and spiritual support to enhance quality of life and minimize side effects during treatment. The company serves patients from around the world at hospitals located in Newnan, GA; Chicago, Philadelphia, Goodyear, AZ and Tulsa. Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with comprehensive information about their treatment options so they can participate in their treatment decisions. For more information about CTCA, go to www.cancercenter.com, facebook.com/CancerCenter and twitter.com/CancerCenter.