Allina hospitals receive national cancer care award
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, Minn. 03/30/2011--Allina's United Hospital, St. Paul, and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, have received the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. This comes on the heels of Allina's Mercy and Unity Hospitals winning the same honors in 2009.
The prestigious award recognizes programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. United and Abbott Northwestern were among just 90 award winners nationwide, representing only 17 percent of more than 520 programs that were surveyed in 2010.
"We have always been proud of the exceptional care we are able to provide patients throughout their journey with cancer," said Jennifer Stanek, director of the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute - Abbott Northwestern Hospital. "It is a privilege to have the Commission on Cancer recognize our program for its multidisciplinary approach, high-quality and compassionate care."
"United Hospital's Cancer Care Services knows how to help. By combining compassionate, highly skilled cancer caregivers with the latest technologies and treatments, you can be assured you'll be well cared for. You'll be treated with kindness, respect and dignity. And, you'll be surrounded by people who truly care about what happens to you," said Daniel Foley, MD, vice president of medical affairs for United Hospital.
Commission on Cancer's Outstanding Achievement Award
Cancer centers that are granted the Commission on Cancer's Outstanding Achievement Award demonstrate compliance with multiple program activities and standards including cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, research, community outreach and quality improvement.
For more about the 2010 Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award, go to facs.org/cancer.
About Allina Hospitals & Clinics
Allina Hospitals & Clinics is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services, providing care throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina owns and operates 11 hospitals, more than 90 clinics and specialty care centers, and specialty medical services that provide hospice care, oxygen and home medical equipment, pharmacies, and emergency medical transportation services.
For more about cancer care throughout Allina, go to allina.com/cancer.
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