Fall River, Mass. – For the third year in a row, Saint Anne’s Hospital has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.
Saint Anne’s Hospital is one of 412 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for cancer care in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award. The award signiﬁes that Saint Anne’s is in the top 8% of 4,789 U.S. hospitals oﬀering cancer care services.
A hospital must be designated by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Classiﬁcation as one of four speciﬁc types of cancer programs to be considered for the award. The Women’s Choice Award measures hospitals on the presence of speciﬁc cancer-related services oﬀered onsite, infection rates, and patient recommendation ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey. The award is unique in that criteria also include primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.
“For more than 40 years, Saint Anne’s Hospital has offered cancer care services that meet or exceed national standards,” said Carole Billington, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, the hospital’s chief operating officer and chief nursing officer. “Not only do our advanced clinical services enable us to care for a wide range of cancer diagnoses, but our highly trained physicians, oncology-certified nurses, and support professionals work with patients through diagnosis, treatment and survivorship to ensure the best possible outcomes, with compassion. We are proud to once again accept the Women’s Choice Award as a testament to our team’s expertise and our patients’ confidence in their care.”
“Women will search on their own for the best cancer care,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “According to our own survey, nearly two-thirds of women would do their own research vs. letting a doctor choose a hospital for their cancer care. The Women’s Choice Award makes it easier for them to make conﬁdent decisions.”
Accreditation required for the award ensures that a hospital or facility oﬀers a full range of diagnostic and treatment services, or provides integrated cancer care and comprehensive services. Accreditation also signiﬁes that the facility participates in cancer-related clinical research.
Low infection rates compared to the national average are another important measure. Oncology patients are more susceptible than other patients to hospital-acquired infections because of their compromised immune systems.
Passi emphasized that Saint Anne’s Hospital and all America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care deliver on the care that matters most to women.
“In addition to our award winners’ high-level performance on a national level, they provide the care that women value most, including easily accessible services onsite to avoid multiple trips for their treatment, which is so important to women faced with a cancer diagnosis,” she said.
For more information about the America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/cancer-care.