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:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... Plastic Surgery Associates is ... Top Doctor for 2017. Each year, research and information firm, Castle Connolly, releases their ... title in 2015, this marks the 3rd time that Dr. Canales has ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... ... grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to launch a Rheumatic Heart Disease ... the prevention and diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in high-risk, financially disadvantaged ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... Vighter, a premier ... received certification for ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012. The company’s work in countries throughout Southwest Asia, ... of law has been degraded. The PSC.1 standard was created to protect fundamental ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... Tennessee (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 , ... ... care services, announced today that Claritas Capital, a Nashville-based private equity firm, has ... accelerate our expansion plans for some time, and Claritas Capital offers the smart ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... After months of negotiations, FaceCradle USA is proud to announce the debut of ... , “Introducing our product on QVC is something we all worked hard to achieve for ... more than 90 million homes in the United States,” said FaceCradle USA President Dylan Doherty. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/10/2017)... BESSEMER, Ala. , June 9, 2017  Shane K. Burchfield, ... Member recognized for excellence as a Podiatrist in Alabama ... of Podiatry at Family First Foot Care. He brings over 20 ... sports medicine, pain management and healthcare, to his role. ... Family First Foot Care, PC is pleased to welcome ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... , June 8, 2017  StatLab ... leading developer and manufacturer of diagnostic supplies ... today that Cressey & Company LP ("Cressey ... has completed a growth-focused investment in the ... majority ownership position from selling shareholder, Prairie ...
(Date:6/5/2017)... , June 5, 2017 Kohll,s Pharmacy ... the United States . The Raizer is ... a fallen person up to an almost-standing position ... and operated by one assistant and does not ... is simple enough that a child can operate it, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: