Women’s Choice Award(R) Recognizes America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

Hollywood, Florida, UNITED STATES

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime. In an effort to empower women to make the best choices for their care, the Women’s Choice Award (WCA) has recognized an elite group of less than 340 hospitals as America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care.

Awarded hospitals have met the following criteria:

  • Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • Participation in clinical trials and research
  • Received above average patient recommendation ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Consideration of available chemotherapy, radiation and hospice services on site
  • Satisfactory clinical performance with regard to patient safety measures

“Women have choices when it comes to cancer care, but now they can make informed choices based on rigorous evidence based criteria,” said Delia Passi, Founder of the Women’s Choice Award. “As a cancer survivor who faced a challenging journey to recovery, I wish I had the WCA as a resource to spare me unnecessary fret and error,” added Passi.

The following hospitals proudly carry the WCA seal signifying their commitment to empowering women to make smart healthcare choices:

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville (FL)
Baptist Medical Center South Jacksonville (FL)
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (MI)
Broward Health North (FL)
Cancer Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General Medical Center (LA)
CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial (TX)
Citizens Medical Center (TX)
Daniel and Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center at The Valley Hospital (NJ)
Desert Regional Medical Center (CA)
Genesis Cancer Care Institute (IA)
Grandview Medical Center (OH)
Greenwich Hospital, a member of Yale New Haven Health (CT)
Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center at Hunterdon Medical Center (NJ)
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center (OK)
INTEGRIS Cancer Institute (OK)
John Peter Smith Hospital (TX)
Kettering Medical Center (OH)
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital (LA)
Olathe Medical Center (KS)
Pearlman Comprehensive Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center (GA)
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (NJ)
Rose Medical Center (CO)
San Antonio Regional Hospital (CA)
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (CA)
Sharp Grossmont Hospital (CA)
Sidney M. Oman Cancer Treatment Center at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (VA)
Sky Ridge Medical Center (CO)
Southview Medical Center (OH)
St. Elizabeth Healthcare (KY)
Stamford Hospital (CT)
SwedishAmerican Hospital (IL)
The Center for Cancer Care at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center (IL)
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OH)
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (NC)
White Plains Hospital (NY)
Winthrop-University Hospital (NY)
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (RI)

According to TalentInnovation.org, women are tasked with making 94% of all healthcare decisions, yet they lack trust in their healthcare system.

The Women’s Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smart choices through education, empowerment, and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research. www.WomensChoiceAward.com


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