Valley Receives Women’s Choice Award® for Providing Exceptional Patient Care and Treatment in Cancer Care
July 9, 2014 — The Valley Hospital was recently named a Women’s Choice Award® recipient as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, acknowledging Valley’s dedication to providing exceptional patient care and cancer treatment care for women and their families.
According to the American Cancer Society, cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the U.S., accounting for nearly one of every four deaths. Moreover, one in every three women has a risk of developing cancer during her lifetime. Making the best healthcare choices is critically important. Considering that women are responsible for 90 percent of all healthcare choices, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Women’s Choice Award empowers women to make smart choices in making the critically important choice of selecting the best cancer care program.
The Valley Hospital earned the 2014 Women’s Choice Award by meeting the comprehensive cancer care standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, for their excellence in clinical performance with regard to cancer care measures, and for their high recommendation rate, a measure that is very important to women in choosing a hospital. The Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience.
“We are proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for cancer care,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System. “It’s a testament to the priority Valley nurses, physicians and staff place on delivering high-quality, compassionate care to our patients and their families.”
The Women’s Choice Award program provides women with a trusted third-party endorsement based on hospital experiences by patients in their community, and supports that with clinical consideration. By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, The Valley Hospital has joined an elite network of hospitals committed to a global mission to empower women to make smart healthcare choices.
“Almost every woman in America has been touched by cancer. When left undetected and untreated, cancer can be a silent killer at any age. It is now more important than ever to make smart healthcare choices to screen, diagnose, and fight cancer. One of the most important decisions a woman will make in her battle is the hospital she chooses to fight this disease,” states Delia Passi, CEO and founder of the Women’s Choice Award program, and former group publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. “As one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, The Valley Hospital is demonstrating their commitment to fulfill the needs and preferences of women by meeting the highest standards of excellence and performance,” adds Passi.