The Commission on Cancer and USA Today recently reported that Olathe Medical Center (OMC) was named one of the 2014 America's Best Hospitals for Breast Centers by WomenCertified, Inc, home of the Women's Choice Award. The Women's Choice Award is a seal reserved for hospitals across America who partner with WomenCertified in its mission to empower women to make smart healthcare choices.
"I am proud OMC is being recognized as one of America's Best Breast Centers," Kelly Rhodes-Stark, MD, radiation oncologist and breast cancer committee chair at OMC, said. "This award is a reflection of the tremendous effort from all OMC staff involved in caring for breast cancer patients, which results in the best possible cancer care and outcomes."
The distinction is the only award that identifies the country's best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital, including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.
OMC's Breast Care Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. It offers patients comprehensive care with state-of-the-art services and a multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options. The care team includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and multiple support staff members to provide timely diagnosis and treatment of patients and ongoing monitoring of patients' outcomes.