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2014-05-22 16:25:42

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has been recognized by the Healthcare Advertising Awards competition for three of its 2013 advertising and integrated communications campaigns. The company received a Gold award for its Breast Cancer Awareness Month social media campaign; a Silver award for the educational video titled "The Anatomy of Cancer" and a Bronze award for its long-form "documercial" titled "Cancer, Winning...

2014-05-05 12:29:18

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edgar Staren, MD, Ph.D., MBA, President and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Medicine and Science has been selected to present new research on approaches to the treatment of primary and recurrent breast cancer at the American Society of Breast Surgeons 15(th) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV on Friday, May, 2, 2014. Dr. Staren presented his abstract titled "Initial Experience with Genomic Profiling of...

2014-04-21 16:25:17

GOODYEAR, Ariz., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) has earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090612/CTCALOGO About 700 hospitals, or approximately 15 percent of hospitals in the...

2014-04-21 12:27:38

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has announced the appointment of Kristin Darby, CPA, MBA, as its Chief Information Officer. In addition to serving as a member of the CTCA leadership team, Darby will be the principal architect of the organization's Information Services (IS) function which includes all clinical and non-clinical hardware and software applications, data infrastructure, warehousing and security,...

2014-04-15 12:30:28

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) today announced the appointment of Devin C. Carty as Chief Talent and Experience Officer. Carty will serve as a key member of the CTCA leadership team, creating and executing an enterprise-wide talent strategy that includes talent acquisition and selection, external talent brand reputation, stakeholder engagement, and leadership development....

2014-04-08 20:21:32

Hospital Honored with National Healthgrades 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) is proud to announce that it has achieved the 2014 Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award(TM). CTCA at Midwestern was identified as providing outstanding performance in the delivery of positive experiences for patients during their hospital...

2014-03-21 12:24:18

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) website, www.cancercenter.com, has been awarded Sitecore's "2013 Best Customer/User Experience Award." Sitecore is the global leader in customer experience management software. Cancercenter.com received this recognition after undergoing a year-long redesign that involved not only graphic and content updates, but extensive rework of its navigation. The site's improved usability...

2014-03-17 12:27:38

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Medicine and Science President and CEO, Edgar Staren, MD, PhD, MBA, will present at the American Healthcare College of Executive's Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, March 24 - 27, 2014. Dr. Staren will give a presentation titled "Creating a Patient Centered Environment in Consideration of Today's Healthcare Dynamics."...

2014-03-05 16:26:22

Acclaimed surgical oncologist Carol Bier-Laning, MD, FASC, joins CTCA to lead comprehensive program for the treatment of head and neck cancer to offer surgical options for ear, nose and throat cancers CHICAGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) has launched a comprehensive head and neck cancer program to serve patients with cancers of the oral cavity, throat, larynx, nasal cavity,...

2014-02-24 12:27:10

CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) is proud to announce that Jonathan Kiev, MD, FACS, has joined the hospital as a thoracic surgeon specializing in advanced and minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat cancers of the lung. Dr. Kiev earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed a surgical internship at Saint Barnabas...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'