Edgar Staren, MD, PhD, MBA to present at American Healthcare College of Executive's Congress on Healthcare Leadership

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."

Known for its patient-focused care model, Dr. Staren will outline the CTCA® evolution from being patient centric to becoming a healthcare system that fully empowers each and every patient. At CTCA, patients are not only thoroughly informed about every facet of their disease and potential treatment options, they are also actively encouraged to express what they value as a component of their care.  In his presentation, Dr. Staren shares observations regarding the impact that informed and empowered patients have on overall treatment results.

"This is a great opportunity to showcase a major differentiator of CTCA," said Staren.  "CTCA does many great things, but patient empowered care is one area in which we are clearly leaders.  By sharing our care model and the core values that govern our approach to treatment, we hope to offer fellow healthcare leaders an opportunity to learn about an approach that may help them and their institutions better serve their patients."

The Congress on Healthcare Leadership is a four-day event that brings nearly 4,000 healthcare leaders together in a forum that offers professional development, networking opportunities, learning initiatives and the latest information on how to address organizational challenges in innovative ways. 

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals focusing on complex and advanced stage cancer.  CTCA offers a comprehensive, fully integrative approach to cancer treatment and serves patients from all 50 states at facilities located in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa.  Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with information about cancer and their treatment options so they can control their treatment decisions. For more information about CTCA, go to www.cancercenter.com.

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