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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Hayworth Cancer Center No. 1 Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Triad

7/28/2011

HIGH POINT, N.C. – According to U.S. News & World Report, Hayworth Cancer Center at High Point Regional Hospital is ranked number one in the Triad for the 3rd consecutive year.

"We are proud to have been scored so highly for the 3rd consecutive year," said Bernard Chinnasami, M.D. "Our commitment to personalizing cancer treatment and providing compassionate care, while routinely exceeding national quality standards will continue to distinguish Hayworth Cancer Center."

According to U.S. News & World Report, Cancer Centers were evaluated in four distinct areas: reputation, patient survival, patient safety and care related factors such as intensity of nurse staffing and availability of desirable technologies and patient services. “How well a hospital does in insuring the survival of medically challenging patients is a key component in this survey,” said Chinnasami. “We realize the importance of Hayworth Cancer Center’s top scores in this category to our patients and their families.”

Nearly 900 hospitals were listed in the Cancer category nationwide. All are experienced in treating difficult cases—a hospital is listed only if at least 254 inpatients in need of high level of expertise in this specialty were treated there in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

The Hayworth Cancer Center is designed with patients and their families in mind not only providing the latest in technologies, but also ensuring an environment that promotes healing and wellness. It was the first center in North Carolina to provide a full array of cancer services, including inpatient care, in one building. The Cancer Center’s patient satisfaction scores are in the top 1% of the nation. The center’s Radiation Therapy department is the only American College of Radiology (ACR)-accredited facility in the Triad, and one of four in North Carolina, and its medical oncologists were among the first in the state to receive a quality certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncologists.

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