Duke Cancer Center Raleigh Named To Receive 2015 Women's Choice Award

April 22, 2015
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Duke Cancer Center Raleigh has been named to receive the 2015 Women’s Choice Award, Americas Best Hospitals For Cancer Care. The Women’s Choice Award (WCA) has identified the very best cancer hospitals, 337 in total, that have been accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, and received high recommendation ratings for patient satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“This distinction, the first of its kind in the nation, is based on research from publicly available data (CMS) and patient recommendation and satisfaction scores (HCAHPS) which are then weighted based on a national survey of women’s priorities in selecting healthcare,” said Sharyn S. Lee, RN, MS, CHCP, FACEHP, president, Healthcare Division, Women’s Choice Awards.

According to WCA, the Women’s Choice Award seal is the only declaration that integrates clinical excellence (CMS) and consumer experience (HCAHPS) to provide women, the families’ chief health officers, the ability to make the “best” healthcare decisions. Women’s Choice Award is a leading consumer advocate for women. Its mission includes simplifying healthcare choices by recognizing those hospitals, such as the Duke Cancer Center Raleigh, demonstrating excellence in meeting needs and preferences.

Duke Cancer Center Raleigh is an outpatient department of Duke Raleigh Hospital. Duke cancer specialists provide radiation and medical oncology treatments for nearly every type of cancer. To learn more about cancer treatment at this location and other Wake County locations, visit the Duke Raleigh Hospital website.

Hospitals were also recognized by Women’s Choice Award for having chemotherapy, radiation and hospice services and/or major research programs. For more information on the 2015 Women’s Choice Award in Healthcare, visit Women Choice Award.