Navigation Links
Huntington Hospital Cancer Center Receives Outstanding Achievement Designation
Date:3/6/2009

PASADENA, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntington Hospital Cancer Center has received the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC), which recognizes cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to their patients.

"This is an extremely important designation that illustrates the commitment by Huntington's medical staff, hospital staff and administration, to provide the highest level of cancer care available," said Howard S. Kaufman, MD, medical director of Huntington Cancer Center. "It puts us in a category shared by very few of the nation's comprehensive cancer centers."

Huntington received the award after a rigorous on-site evaluation process performed by a CoC physician surveyor. The hospital had to demonstrate a Commendation level of compliance with seven standards representing the full scope of the program. In addition they were judged on compliance to 29 other standards. Only 19 percent of programs surveyed received the OAA in 2008.

Standards evaluated included leadership, data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement. In particular Huntington's nurse navigator position exemplifies quality service, with specially trained registered nurses guiding patients through every aspect of a cancer diagnosis. A plethora of cancer support groups are available at Huntington Cancer Center, providing compassionate care and valuable resources to the community.

Partnerships with physicians from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), the City of Hope Medical Center and Huntington's community based physicians ensure outstanding leadership is provided throughout the center.

"To be accredited by the American College of Surgeons with the extra recognition we get by earning the Outstanding Achievement Award puts Huntington on par with the finest cancer centers in the region. I am very proud of our program and the medical staff and employees who worked so hard to reach this goal," said Kaufman.

Huntington Hospital is a 636-bed nonprofit hospital housing the only trauma center in Southern California's San Gabriel Valley and home to regionally renowned programs in cancer care, neurosciences and cardiovascular services. It is a world-class destination for the treatment of epilepsy, prostate cancer, computer assisted joint replacement and robotic minimally invasive bariatric surgeries and is an active teaching hospital with affiliations with USC, UCLA and the City of Hope Medical Center. Consistent with its nonprofit mission, last year Huntington Hospital provided more than $44 million in community benefit through charity care; benefits directed at vulnerable populations; and health research, education and training. The hospital also provided $32.4 million of additional support to the Medicare population and another $51 million to fund programs that would otherwise be absent from the community, such as trauma care, geriatric psychiatric services and a level three neonatal intensive care unit. For further information about the OAA earned by Huntington Cancer Center, contact public relations at (626) 397-5464 or visit www.huntingtonhospital.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Huntington Hospital Cancer Center
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. A new molecular zip code, and a new drug target for Huntingtons disease
2. Stem cells show promise for treating Huntingtons disease
3. Molecule Promising Against Huntingtons Disease
4. Data on Avicenas Drug Candidate HD-02 Presented at the 2007 World Congress on Huntingtons Disease
5. Amarin Announces Completion of Comprehensive Data Analysis From Phase III Huntingtons Disease Program
6. FDA Advisory Committee Votes Unanimously to Recommend Approval of Tetrabenazine for Chorea Associated With Huntington Disease
7. Huntingtons disease problem start early
8. Breaking down Huntingtons disease one protein at a time
9. Community & Mission Hospital of Huntington Park Shutting Down Mission Campus, Terminating Workers
10. Researchers develop first transgenic monkey model of Huntingtons disease
11. Intrabody can mop up mutant protein in Huntingtons disease model
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2017)... ... ... Are you an adult with gluten intolerance or Celiac disease living with ... participating in a research study that focuses on family interactions when dealing with dietary ... aspects of adults who have gluten sensitivities who cohabitate with other adults who may ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... ... is the first organization with pending recognition status from the Centers for Disease ... via group telehealth classes and live video conferencing. , The DPP resulted ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Physician Partners of ... location as an interventional pain management physician. He brings a wealth of pain ... migraine headaches, and significant experience in spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain. , ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... specialized asset-light logistics provider of complex transport solutions for mission-critical and non-discretionary ... Unitrans International Corporation, a division of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS). ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... The Dawn Johnson Insurance Group, a Missouri-based insurance and financial planning firm ... for efforts to educate the local population on cancer realities while attracting donations to ... , Each day in America, roughly 4,600 new cases of cancer are diagnosed and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/10/2017)... 2017  Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), acquired the long-standing outpatient ... Colorado . The reputable clinic will continue to be ... with his staff of four clinicians. Lipkin received his doctorate ... over 10 years of experience with a strong background in ... marks the 10th PRN clinic in and around the ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), ... Board of Directors has approved the payment of a quarterly ... The cash dividend of ... 27, 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close ... are subject to approval of the Board of Directors and ...
(Date:8/4/2017)... The search for test results that can ... has long been the goal of healthcare providers and ... the largest meeting of lab professionals and IVD firms ... firm Kalorama Information.  The firm said scores of companies ... supplies and software were at the American Association for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: