Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cancer Treatment Centers of America backgrounder

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 managing side effects both during and after treatment. CTCA serves patients from around the world at its hospitals in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa. Reflecting our patient-centered approach to cancer care, our patient satisfaction scores consistently rank among the highest in the country for cancer care providers, and CTCA is also rated one of the most admired hospital systems in the country in national consumer surveys.

CTCA 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 CTCA 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.

Hospital Values & Practices

All CTCA hospitals uphold 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.
  • 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.