Huntington Hospital Cancer Center Receives Three-Year Accreditation
PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Huntington Memorial Hospital Cancer Center (HHCC) has been granted a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) following a site evaluation in July, indicating the hospital has demonstrated compliance with the many standards which represent the scope of its cancer program.
“Our cancer center has once again received accreditation with commendation, ensuring our patients with cancer that they are being treated with the highest level of care and the best practices in cancer treatment available today,” said Howard Kaufman, MD, medical director of HHCC.
The cancer center was judged on its leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement. The surveyor specifically complimented Huntington Hospital’s array of nurse navigators, specially trained registered nurses who guide patients through every aspect of a cancer diagnosis, from scheduling physician visits to symptom management to post discharge care.
Accreditation by the CoC is given to facilities who have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality care and work continuously to conform to rigorous standards.
“This is wonderful news for our cancer center, but even better for our cancer patients,” said Stephen A. Ralph, hospital president and CEO. “I am very proud that we can offer our patients the highest level of cancer treatment and technology, but it is our physicians and nurses and the dedicated cancer center staff who really make a difference. That’s what this accreditation stands for.”
Huntington Hospital is a 626-bed not-for-profit hospital that is home to the only trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley. Renowned for its programs in neurosciences, cardiovascular services and cancer care, Huntington Hospital is an active teaching hospital with Graduate Medical Education programs in internal medicine and general surgery. In 2011, the hospital was granted MagnetÂ® status and named a Best Hospital (regional) by U.S. News and World Report in eight specialties. Huntington Hospital has a regional neonatal intensive care unit, treating babies with the highest acuity. For over 119 years, Huntington has been committed to serving its community with excellence, compassion and respect. Consistent with its mission, the hospital provides millions of dollars in charity care and benefits for vulnerable populations, and towards health research, education and training and support programs that may otherwise be absent from the community. These programs include geriatric psychiatric services, children’s asthma management and diabetes workshops in English and Spanish.
For more information about cancer services at Huntington Hospital, contact public relations at (626) 397-5464.
SOURCE Huntington Memorial Hospital