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AS ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST HOSPITALS FOR CANCER CARE
DENVER – June 9, 2015 – According to the American Cancer Society, more than one million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. This award signifies Rose Medical Center’s commitment and passion towards an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients. By carrying the Women’s Choice Award® seal, Rose has joined an elite network of hospitals committed to a global mission to empower women to make smart healthcare choices.
In a recent study by TalentInnovation.org, it has been found that women are tasked with making 94 percent of all healthcare decisions, yet they lack trust in their healthcare system. While the overall odds are that two out of three women will never get cancer, over 800,000 women were diagnosed with cancer in 2014 with the most common cancers for women being breast cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer (Everyday Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015).
“Now more than ever, the Women’s Choice Award seal serves as a validation to women that they are selecting the best hospitals for their own care and that of their family,” said Sharyn S. Lee, RN, MS, FACEHP, president of the Women’s Choice Healthcare Division.
Rose is among the elite group of 331 hospitals who have earned the 2015 Women’s Choice Award by meeting the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, as well as for their excellence in clinical performance with regard to patient safety measures, and for their high recommendation rate, a measure that is very important to women in choosing 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. “When faced with cancer you owe it to yourself and your family to get the best treatment,” added Passi.
Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for more than 60 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver's "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's, surgical and endoscopy services, heart and vascular, orthopedics, total joint replacement, bariatrics, and sports, internal and aesthetic medicine. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose’s founders built this hospital to “serve the need of every creed.” By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose has truly become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world. Learn more at www.RoseMed.com.
The Women’s Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices through education, empowerment, and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more.