Cancer care at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth was nationally recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Based on on-site surveys performed in 2012, the commission honored the hospital with the award for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. The program was evaluated on 29 standards within cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services and quality improvement, as well as eight commendation standards.
“What makes our patient care exceptional is that we personalize it to meet our patients individual needs and treat the whole person — mind, body and spirit,” Sue Shields, RN, MBA, NE-BC, director of cancer services at Texas Health Fort Worth, said in a news release. “Patients can expect to receive high-quality, evidence-based care in line with standards set by the commission.”
The Texas Health Fort Worth cancer care program includes:
Cancer detection and treatment through a multidisciplinary, team-based approach;
Nurse navigators who help with care coordination and patient advocacy;
A cancer health kiosk that provides information about diagnosis, medication and treatment options;
A Cancer boutique and resource center that assists cancer survivors with their specific needs;
Advanced technology, including 3D mammography to better detect breast tumors and abnormalities;
The Wellness for Life mobile medical unit that offers the community screenings and early detection services.
For information, visit TexasHealth.org/FortWorthCancer.