Becker's Hospital Review
has named the Cancer Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center to its list of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs." These hospitals are on the cutting edge of cancer treatment, prevention and research, and the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected them based on clinical accolades, quality care and contributions to the field of oncology.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center was one of only three hospitals in Missouri named to the list. The other two hospitals are also part of the BJC HealthCare System – Barnes Jewish Hospital St. Louis and Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
According to Becker’s, “These hospitals have been recognized for excellence in this specialty by reputable healthcare rating resources, including U.S. News & World Report, Thomson Reuters, the National Cancer Institute, the American College of Surgeons, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and CareChex. Each organization has demonstrated a focus on patient-centered cancer care and emphasis on continual innovation in treatments and services. Many of these organizations also have a place in the history of cancer prevention and research, as they've driven groundbreaking discoveries and made clinical milestones.”
Missouri Baptist Medical Center (St. Louis). The Cancer Center at Missouri Baptist is committed to offering its patients advanced treatment options and a multidisciplinary medical team. The Center's Heartland Cancer Research program is a National Cancer Institute-designated Community Clinical Oncology Program, which makes Missouri Baptist Medical Center one of only 66 such programs in the nation. In 2011, the Cancer Center was also one of six community oncology centers in the country to receive the Clinical Trials Participation Award presented by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.