Women & Infants Hospital Named Among Best Hospitals in Country for Cancer Care

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


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Women & Infants Hospital has received the 2016 Women's Choice Award as one of the countries best hospitals for cancer care. Women & Infants receives the award for the second straight year.

“We are so proud of this honor and to be recognized again among some of the best hospitals in our country for cancer care. Our Program in Women’s Oncology is one of the nation’s leading services for the diagnosis, treatment and research of women’s cancers. We are very proud that this excellence is being recognized," said Mark R. Marcantano, president and chief operating officer at Women & Infants Hospital.

The designation is the only cancer care award that identifies the country's best health care institutions based on criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.

“Women have many choices when it comes to cancer care, but now they can make informed choices based on rigorous evidence based criteria. As a cancer survivor who faced a challenging journey to recovery, I wish I had the Women’s Choice Award as a resource to spare me unnecessary fret and error,” said Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award.

Selection Process

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The 2016 America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care must have received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as well as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Comprehensive Cancer program, a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, an Integrated Network Cancer Program, or an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program.

Selected hospitals were given a score based on their patient recommendation rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Hospital Consumer Assessment for Healthcare Providers and Systems survey.

Additional criteria considered if a hospital offered on site chemotherapy, radiation or hospice, and cancer research activities. Hospitals were penalized for having high infection rates.

Women & Infants Hospital

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the 12th largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year.


Related Slideshow: 2015 RI Hospital Safety Scores

Below are snapshota of the patient safety scores for nine Rhode Island hospitals, as compiled by Leapfrog.com, for 2015.

For more information -- and other category criteria -- go to the scorecard website here to find out more about each hospital's rankings.


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