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CTCA Awarded Five-Star Quality Rating

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global (CTCA) announced that four of its five hospitals, including the Tulsa hospital (CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center), were awarded Five-Star quality scores - the highest possible rating – by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS). Richard Haldeman, president and CEO of the Tulsa hospital, and Dr. Daniel Nader, chief of staff of the Tulsa hospital, were quoted.

Grand Forks man celebrates surviving rare cancer

When Dwight Dinkel lost hearing in his left ear five years ago, he had no idea it would lead to a journey through cancer treatment. In December 2009, he was diagnosed with a rare cancer, nasopharynx carcinoma, and sought treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern). In June, Dinkel joined 115 other cancer survivors at the hospital’s Celebrate Life® event and commemorated five-years of survivorship.

Wichitan embraces life while controlling cancer

In 2009, Jesse Thomas from Wichita Falls, Texas was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma. After undergoing treatment, the cancer recurred four years later. By that point, Jesse was told that he would need to undergo experimental treatment or live with the diagnosis. That’s when Jesse chose to seek a second opinion at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern).

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Several studies have been performed to determine the benefits of laughter. Some reported benefits include a reduction of stress and pain. This article takes you on a journey through the history of laughter therapy. In addition, Dr. Katherine Puckett, National Director of Mind Body Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), shares how laughter therapy can help patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Lindenhurst nurse receives DAISY Award from CTCA

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) has honored Catherine Pippin, RN, with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in recognition for her commitment and patient-centered approach to care. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

The LinkedIn for Cancer

Researchers have often wondered why a drug that failed for virtually all test patients will trigger a miraculous recovery for a tiny sample during some drug trials. The answers may lie in DNA, and with new genome-sequencing technologies it may soon be possible to pinpoint genetic mutations and other molecular abnormalities that play a role in some patients’ astounding recoveries.

Dr. Glen Weiss, director of clinical research and Phase I and Phase II clinical trials at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and a clinical associate professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix, has also treated patients whose cancer took an unexpected trajectory.

Breakthrough treatment helps Peoria dad fight terminal cancer

A Peoria husband and father to 13 children found himself in the fight of his life, after being diagnosed in 2013 with stage 4 kidney cancer. The Perkins family turned to Goodyear and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America after learning his cancer had advanced to stage 4, and that another Valley medical center could not see them for another five to six weeks.

Glen Weiss, MD, oversees clinical research at CTCA. He has found a breakthrough treatment using something called immunotherapy.

Your Grudges May Be Killing You, What Science Says About Forgiveness

“Science has shown that chronic resentment can lead to higher blood pressure, increased tension and inflammation, and elevated cortisol levels.” Finding a way to forgive someone or one’s self can be difficult, especially when a cancer diagnosis is involved. Carl Williamson, Manager of Pastoral Care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern), and Katherine Puckett, PhD, MS, MSW, LCSW, National Director of Mind-Body Medicine at CTCA , join other experts to discuss the importance of forgiveness and where to find support. Dwayne Bratcher also shares his journey of self-acceptance and forgiveness after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® Ranked 4th Most Positively Perceived Brand in America By BrandIndex

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has ranked 4th out of more than 1,400 companies tracked in the widely acclaimed YouGov BrandIndex “Best Brand” survey during the first six months of 2015. CTCA is the only health care company to make it onto the list of top 10 brands, behind only Amazon, Netflix and YouTube, yet ranked ahead of such legendary brands as Apple, Google and Ford.

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