CTCA Tulsa Awarded as High Performing Hospital in Lung and Colon Cancer Surgery

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TULSA TREASURE: The Cancer Treatment Center of America hospital in Tulsa has been given a best hospital ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

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.”

CELEBRATING LIFE: Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospitals across the nation came together in celebration in June to celebrate 235 cancer survivors who have met their five-year milestone after first receiving treatment and were invited to celebrate their personal triumphs over cancer. This year, 35 honorees from all over the country attended the Tulsa celebration and many brought their families to help them celebrate. The event was held in the CTCA lobby and a recognition ceremony luncheon was held at the Renaissance Hotel where survivors shared their stories and concluded with attendees dancing the “Cancer Fighters Slide,” an original song and dance created for the event.

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.