Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Tulsa has been named a High-Performing Hospital in both Lung Cancer and Colon Cancer Surgery by U.S. News & World Report. The recognition was announced in the publication’s 30th annual Best Hospitals rankings, released on July 30, to help patients make more informed health care decisions. The rankings compared more than 4,400 medical centers nationwide. While several other hospitals in the state ranked in one of the categories, CTCA Tulsa is the only hospital in Oklahoma to receive this recognition in both categories.
“Surgery is an important element of a patient’s treatment plan when facing a lung or colon cancer diagnosis,” says Jay Foley, CTCA Tulsa President and CEO. “At CTCA Tulsa, we bring together a comprehensive team of medical professionals committed to helping patients understand the complexities of their disease and the wide array of evidence-based treatment options available to them.”
CTCA Tulsa was recognized in the Best Hospitals Procedures and Conditions ratings, which evaluates hospitals that treated enough patients, according to the U.S. News & World Report criteria, in the respective categories to be considered. Hospitals are rated high-performing, average or below average in each procedure or condition.
According to the publication, for each group, they assessed each hospital’s risk-adjusted outcomes, such as 30-day mortality, 30-day readmission and length of stay. They also factored in variables that have been linked to higher quality, including volume, nurse staffing and whether the hospital employed a specially trained physician known as an intensivist. In addition, patient satisfaction scores were factored into the ratings in most procedures. Access to information about performance enables patients to better select facilities that are the most likely to offer better, safer care.
“Patients need to have confidence in the center where they choose to be treated as well as the people treating them,” says Foley. “We are honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a leading hospital in both lung cancer and colon cancer surgery, not just in Oklahoma but nationally as well.”
The full report in U.S. News & World Report is currently online at health.usnews.com.
For more information on CTCA Tulsa, visit cancercenter.com.