According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. This award signifies Valley’s commitment and passion towards an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients. By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, Valley has joined an elite network of hospitals committed to a global mission to empower women to make smart healthcare choices.
“We are proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for cancer care for the third consecutive year,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System. “This recognition reflects our oncology department’s hard work and dedication in delivering high quality, compassionate care to cancer patients and their families, as well as the priority they place on following the highest safety and clinical standards.”
The Valley Hospital is among the elite group of 366 hospitals who have earned the 2016 Women’s Choice Award by meeting the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, demonstrating excellence in clinical performance with regard to patient safety measures, and having a high recommendation rate.
Whether or not the hospital has on-site chemotherapy, radiation or hospice, and cancer research activities—all of which Valley offers—is also a consideration.
“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.