The Tulsa hospitals were Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Oklahoma Surgical Hospital and Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital. In a written statement, administrators with CTCA said the hospital focuses on patient-centered care. “We believe that exceptional clinical care and a highly personalized patient experience should go hand in hand,” said Dr. Daniel Nader, chief of staff at the Tulsa hospital and national clinical director of pulmonary/critical care. “These results reveal that our patients truly value this combination and, importantly, the manner in which we deliver it.”
Carolyn Lammersfeld, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC, Vice President of Integrative Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® and co-author of Cancer Nutrition & Recipes for Dummies, joins KARE-11 TV to demonstrate recipes that have minimal ingredients, are full of nutrients, cost effective and delicious.
A quick scan of the executive roster at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® gives a hint that this isn't just another healthcare provider. Before becoming a hospital executive, CEO Gerard van Grinsven spent 20 years in hospitality, opening 20 hotels and 72 restaurants for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and working with The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Hotel. Chief Talent and Strategy Officer Devin Carty has been, in no particular order, an executive with PRNewswire, a NASA scientist and the "Chief Experience Officer" with a $6.5 billion hospital company.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® CEO Gerard van Grinsven credits his success in hospitality, and now in health care, to durable, long-lasting relationships. He first realized the importance of being personable at the age of 18, when he worked as a bartender in his native Netherlands.
Eugene Ahn, MD, Hematologist/Medical Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, joins other medical experts in discussing important medical exams that women should not ignore. Prevention, or catching a sign of disease early, is the best way to keep many conditions from becoming serious. According to Dr. Ahn, the most underrated screening test is regarding a woman’s vitamin D 25 level.
Betrayal by their body, limited or conflicting knowledge and understanding, imperfect body image, pain and suffering, and disturbances in normal living -- these are all emotions that patients may feel when they hear the dreaded word "lymphedema." Raakhee Patel, PT, DPT, ICLM, Physical Therapist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, shares best practices for lymphedema management, and how to create a patient-centered treatment plan pre- and post-operatively.
Prevention is critical when it comes to skin cancer and melanoma prevention and detection. CTCA melanoma patient Shawn Patterson discussed his cancer journey, with an important message for all.
Gary Hackney of McHenry, Ill., who volunteered on behalf of Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) at the annual “Stepping Up to Wellness” Run/Walk May 3 in Libertyville, Ill, shares his cancer journey story and the integrative support that helped him during treatment. CTCA at Midwestern nurse Elizabeth Padilla shares how seeing a patient recover from cancer gives her hope.
In honor of Melanoma Monday, and to educate about the importance of early detection and prevention, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Allergy and Dermatology Specialists and 3TV partnered to provide a free, community-wide skin cancer screening.
While being diagnosed with cancer can happen to anyone, those of ethnic minority groups tend to have a higher incidence rate. Dr. Dennis Citrin, Medical Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, joins Examiner.com writer Brandi Walker to discuss cancer risks among minorities.