ZION, Ill., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, The Leapfrog Group has named Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) to its annual list of Top Hospitals. This recognition showcases the hospital's commitment to providing safe, efficient and high quality patient care. Out of the 1,600 hospitals that reported information to The Leapfrog Group, CTCA® at Midwestern was one of only 98 to receive the honor of being named a Top Hospital.
"Each and every day, our employees strive to provide the safest and most compassionate care possible for our patients as they battle cancer. To be recognized as a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital is a true testament of our values and promise to these patients," said Scott Jones, president and CEO of CTCA at Midwestern. "Everything we do is patient-focused, from the addition of our inpatient tower, which was designed with patient needs, desires and safety in mind, to offering advanced treatment options and providing integrative oncology services to help improve quality of life."
Focus on whole-patient care has made the hospital a travel destination for individuals seeking cancer treatment. On November 27, 2015 CTCA at Midwestern opened a 168,078 square-foot, six-story inpatient tower to better serve patients from around the country and internationally. The new tower offers 72 innovative, single-occupancy inpatient oncology rooms, and common space designed to bring comfort and convenience to patients and their loved ones. When designing the tower, the same elements that made CTCA at Midwestern a Top Hospital were considered of utmost importance, including superior patient care, safety and efficiency.
Only six percent of hospitals eligible receive the Top Hospital award, which is given to urban, rural and children's hospitals that publicly report their performance through the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey and meet the high standards defined in each year's Top Hospitals Methodology. The selection is based on the results of the survey, which measures hospitals' performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including survival rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital's ability to prevent medication errors.
"Leapfrog's Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, better outcomes, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions. By achieving Top Hospital status, CTCA at Midwestern has proven it prioritizes the safety of its patients, is committed to transparency and provides exemplary care for families and patients in CTCA at Midwestern. I congratulate the board, staff, and clinicians of CTCA at Midwestern whose efforts achieved these results."
For more information about CTCA at Midwestern, visit cancercenter.com/midwestern.
The Leapfrog Group published the complete list of Top Hospitals on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. For more information, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-based complementary therapies that support patients physically and emotionally, enhancing their quality of life while reducing side effects both during and after treatment. CTCA serves patients from around the world at its hospitals in Atlanta, Suburban Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa. Consistently rated among U.S. hospitals that deliver the highest quality of care and patient experience, CTCA provides patients and their families with comprehensive information about their treatment options and encourages their active participation in treatment decisions. For more information, visit cancercenter.com, Facebook.com/cancercenter and Twitter.com/cancercenter.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) is a landmark in cancer care that uses advanced technology and precision medicine to offer treatment for adult patients battling cancer. The 72-bed hospital combines innovative conventional medical treatments with evidence-based integrative oncology services to deliver whole-person care. CTCA® at Midwestern is a Magnet Recognized® hospital, ranking among the top centers in the nation for nursing excellence. The hospital is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for demonstrating compliance with the FACT-JACIE International Standards for Cellular Therapy Product Collection, Processing and Administration. CTCA at Midwestern also holds high honors as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™, recognized by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™ (NQMBC®). For more information, visit www.cancercenter.com/midwestern.
SOURCE Cancer Treatment Centers of America