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UMCP Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as One of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

Feb 22, 2016
University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) has received the 2016 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care . This evidence-based designation is the only cancer care award that identifies the country's best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.

The list of 366 award winners, including UMCP, represents hospitals that have been accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, signifying UMCP's commitment to meeting the highest standards in cancer care.

"We are honored to receive this evidence-based recognition for our Cancer Program," said James Demetriades, Vice President, Operations, for Princeton HealthCare System, which includes UMCP. "We offer the latest technologies and treatment options along with personalized care and patient-centered support services. Patients with cancer don't need to travel far and wide for first-class care, they can get it right here, close to home."

The 2016 America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care must have received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as any of the following: 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. These selected hospitals were then given a score based on their patient recommendation rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Consumer Assessment for Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) 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 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.

For more information on the 2016 America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/cancer-care/.


ABOUT PRINCETON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
anwilliams@princetonhcs.org

ABOUT THE WOMEN'S CHOICE AWARD®
The Women's Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smart 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.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Madelyn Martinez, 954-922-0846
mmartinez@womencertified.com