Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is committed to making a difference in the lives of our patients and in our local communities. CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center, our hospital in Tulsa, routinely gives back to the Tulsa community, focusing our efforts mainly in the following five areas where we feel we can make the largest impact:
- Supporting the Oklahoma cancer and wellness community through event participation, volunteers, sponsorship, and by providing speakers and resources.
- Encouraging our employees to make an impact in our community by providing opportunities for them to volunteer during work time through our volunteer program, HOPEWorks. Volunteer opportunities through this program often include United Way Day of Caring, Junior Achievement, and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, among others.
- Serving on the boards of local non-profit organizations in the Tulsa area to help provide business guidance and direction.
- Providing educational opportunities for Oklahoma undergraduate and medical school students to learn about the field of oncology through educational scholarships, fellowships and residencies with our physicians and naturopathic clinicians, and access to CTCA speakers and resources.
- Offering a 6-month New Graduate Nurse Program that assists in the transition from student to registered nurse, providing the RN with necessary skills to succeed in the oncology field.
CTCA in Tulsa is a proud supporter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Lung Association, Junior Achievement, Tulsa Project Women, Assistance in Health Care, Tulsa Area United Way, the Gateway for Cancer Research, Cancer Sucks, Champions of Health, American Heart Association, and the Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and State Chambers of Commerce, among others.
CTCA also supports our patients and the Arbor Day Foundation by planting a tree in national forests in honor of each of our five-year survivors at our annual Celebrate Life event. Our ultimate goal is to plant a forest.
Outside of work, CTCA employees also spend their time working in the community through organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Tulsa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Boy and Girls Club of America, Girl Scouts and the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps, as well as volunteering with hospices, indigent care clinics and various medical and professional organizations.
As an organization, it is our desire to live out our core value of team-spiritedness not only inside the walls of our hospital but also in the Oklahoma community as a whole.