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Monday, November 09, 2020 - STHS named Continuum of Care Center of Excellence for lung cancer treatment


STHS named Continuum of Care Center of Excellence

for lung cancer treatment



By STHS Communication Department

COVINGTON, LA -- St. Tammany Health System has been designated a Care Continuum Center of Excellence by the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. 

The designation, announced Monday (Nov. 9, 2020) recognizes commitment to improving outcomes for those diagnosed with lung cancer by providing patient-focused and coordinated multidisciplinary care. 

 St. Tammany Health System was previously named a lung cancer Screening Center of Excellence by the GO2 Foundation, in addition to being designated an American College of Radiology Lung Cancer Screening Center. 

 


 “We are proud and honored to be working with St. Tammany Health System as a Care Continuum Center of Excellence. Their commitment will help save lives and improve long-term survivorship by giving patients access to high-quality, multidisciplinary care closer to home. 

They are the example to follow,” GO2 Foundation President and Co-Founder Laurie Fenton Ambrose said. 

The Care Continuum Centers of Excellence program recognizes community hospitals that meet rigorous qualifying criteria that demonstrate collaborative leadership across the lung cancer care continuum. Meeting the CCCOE criteria puts member hospitals on par with leading academic and research institutions and provides patients with access to the latest innovations not typically found in community hospitals. The CCCOE approach results in patients receiving compassionate and timely care, as well as treatment options that improve survivorship. 

 Read more about St. Tammany Health System’s cancer care program at STPH.org/CancerCenter. 

 

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