KUDOS OF THE MONTH: Cancer Treatment Centers of America

This is a big year for Cancer Treatment Centers of America () at Southwestern Regional Medical Center, which is celebrating 20 years in Tulsa with a new patient care model, an expanded clinic and new weekend services for patients.

“Over the past two decades has been a laboratory for consumer-driven health care, and our rapid growth and results are a testament that it works,” said Steve Mackin, president and of the Tulsa hospital. “Through it all, our goal has been unchanging: to meet patients’ whole-person needs and improve not only their health, but also their quality of life.”

revealed in August a 15,000-square-foot clinic expansion, which includes 37 patient exam rooms and 28 offices. The new construction is designed to support an improved model of care that calls Patient Empowered CareSM.

Under the new model, a patient can stay in one exam room – rather than moving around the hospital – for two to three hours to see his or her integrative care team, which includes a medical oncologist, nurse, care manager, registered dietitian and naturopathic practitioner.

The expanded clinic also will allow to offer weekend services beginning Oct. 28 to better accommodate patients’ preferences.

Updated 11-09-2010

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