Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. (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-informed supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while reducing side effects both during and after treatment.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® was founded in 1988 by Richard J Stephenson in honor of his mother, Mary Brown Stephenson. After his mother’s cancer diagnosis, Mr. Stephenson and his family searched for the most advanced and effective treatments available. However, they were disappointed to discover that world-renowned cancer hospitals were not focused on providing both comprehensive care and advanced treatment options.
As a result, Richard Stephenson committed to changing the face of cancer care and founded Cancer Treatment Centers of America in order to provide other families and their loved ones with integrative, patient-centered treatment. Today, CTCA serves patients from around the world at its hospitals in Zion, Illinois; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Goodyear, Arizona; and Newnan, Georgia.
Under the leadership of the Stephenson family, CTCA provides patients and their families with comprehensive information
about their treatment options and encourages their active participation
in treatment decision. The organization is consistently rated among U.S. hospitals that deliver the highest quality of care and patient experience.
CTCA programs and facilities are accredited, approved or certified by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the nation’s predominant standard setting and accrediting body in healthcare; the American College of Surgeons; the College of American Pathology; and the American College of Radiology. Our hospitals hold other individual accreditations and remain active in their communities through partnerships with neighboring cancer support groups and local chambers.
Hospital Values & Practices
All CTCA hospitals uphold several values that are uniquely tailored to our care model, including:
- Advanced clinical treatments for cancer, including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and genomic tumor assessments are available to patients. CTCA believes that every person fighting cancer deserves an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to the individual patient’s specific tumor and lifestyle.
- Integrative care, in which oncologists work closely with a team of registered dieticians, mind-body therapists, naturopathic doctors, physical therapists and spiritual support resources in order to treat the whole person, not just the cancer.
- Patient Empowered Care®, through which patients and caregivers are positioned at the center of their care, voicing opinions and participating in their own treatment decisions. Every patient is assigned an integrative care team to include their oncologist, naturopathic clinician, nutritionist, care manager, and mind-body therapist. Led by the oncologist, each team collaborates and develops individualized, integrative treatment plans for patients.
- The Mother Standard® of care, a valued foundation of compassion at CTCA that is named in honor of Mary Brown Stephenson. Under this principle, all CTCA physicians and staff are empowered to treat patients and their caregivers with the same level of care they would want for their own loved ones.