CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care for the second year in a row by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier is in the top 8% of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering cancer care services.
A hospital must be designated by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Classification (ACS CoC) as one of four specific types of cancer programs to be considered for the award. The Women’s Choice Award measures hospitals on the presence of specific cancer-related services offered onsite, infection rates and patient recommendation ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey. The award is unique in that criteria also include primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.
“Women will search on their own for the best cancer care,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “According to our own survey, nearly two-thirds of women would do their own research vs. letting a doctor choose a hospital for their cancer care. The Women’s Choice Award makes it easier for them to make confident decisions.”
Accreditation required for the award ensures that a hospital or facility offers a full range of diagnostic and treatment services, or provides integrated cancer care and comprehensive services. Accreditation also signifies that the facility participates in cancer-related clinical research.
Low infection rates compared to the national average are another important measure. Oncology patients are more susceptible than other patients to hospital-acquired infections because of their compromised immune systems.
Passi emphasized that CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier and all 2017 America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care deliver on the care that matters most to women. “In addition to our award winners’ high-level performance on a national level, they provide the care that women value most, including easily accessible services onsite to avoid multiple trips for their treatment, which is so important to women faced with a cancer diagnosis,” stated Passi.
CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier is one of 412 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for cancer care in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.
“At CHRISTUS, we offer a unique promise to our community where patient care is inspired by our mission. We are honored to be named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care for the second year in a row,” Isaac Palmer, Chief Executive Officer, said. For more information about the 2017 America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/