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Cancer Treatment Centers of America Chicago Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

July 30, 2019

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Chicago has been named a High Performing Hospital in Lung Cancer Surgery by U.S. News & World Report. The recognition was announced in the publication’s 30th annual Best Hospitals rankings, released on July 30, to help patients make more informed health care decisions. The rankings compared more than 4,400 medical centers nationwide in nine procedures and conditions.

 

“Lung cancer surgery can be an important element of a patient’s treatment plan when facing a lung cancer diagnosis,” said Bruce Gershenhorn, DO, Medical Director, Lung Cancer Center, CTCA® Chicago. “The Lung Cancer Center at CTCA Chicago is designed to bring together a comprehensive team of medical professionals committed to helping patients understand the complexities of their disease and the wide array of evidence-based treatment options available to them.”

 

CTCA Chicago was recognized in the Best Hospitals Procedures and Conditions ratings, which evaluates hospitals that treated enough patients, according the U.S. News & World Report criteria, in the respective categories to be considered. Hospitals are rated high performing, average or below average in each procedure or condition.

 

According to the publication, for each group, they assessed each hospital's risk-adjusted outcomes, such as 30-day mortality, 30-day readmission and length of stay. They also factored in variables that have been linked to higher quality, including volume, nurse staffing and whether the hospital employed a specially trained physician known as an intensivist. In addition, patient satisfaction scores were factored into the ratings in most procedures. Access to information about performance enables patients to better select facilities that are the most likely to offer better, safer care.

 

“Patients need to have confidence in the cancer center where they choose to treat as well as the people treating them,” said Pete Govorchin, President and CEO of CTCA Chicago. “As a leading cancer treatment center for adults facing any cancer diagnosis, we are honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report once again as a top lung cancer surgery hospital.”

 

The full report in U.S. News & World Report can be found here: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/il/midwestern-regional-medical-center-6433270

 

For more information on CTCA Chicago, visit www.cancercenter.com/locations/chicago.