NOW COLLABORATING TO BRING A HIGHER LEVEL OF CANCER CARE
Lourdes is now a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. MD Anderson, based in Houston, is a global leader in cancer care.This year, MD Anderson Cancer Center has once again been ranked the top cancer hospital in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.
What does the membership entail?
As a certified member of the network, Lourdes has access to the latest clinical standards and treatment protocols supported by the expert opinions of MD Anderson physicians who specialize in treating cancer. The program is based on the MD Anderson approach to multidisciplinary cancer care and helps members examine the quality of their oncology services through objective measurement tools and a robust, data-driven improvement process.
How does the affiliation benefit patients?
Today's dynamic health care environment calls us to look at innovative ways to connect with other providers in our field so patients can get comprehensive care under one roof. In the spirit of collaboration and with access to expertise, we’re raising the standard of cancer care in our community.
What does it mean for my doctors?
Through the network, certified physicians at Lourdes have access to MD Anderson’s world-renowned quality protocols, education and prevention expertise. Through collaboration, we are expanding our scope of services and further advancing the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research of cancer. Our physicians have the ability to routinely consult with MD Anderson’s cancer experts and employ a wide range of multidisciplinary educational opportunities, including disease-specific and evidence-based clinical guidelines, treatment plans and best practices.
Why did Lourdes join the network?
People throughout the communities that we serve will now have the best of Lourdes Regional Cancer Center cancer care and access to the leading clinical expertise and research of MD Anderson Cancer Center. For over 90 years, Lourdes has been committed to the wellbeing of our community providing the best in comprehensive cancer diagnosis and treatment. With this new affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Network, we can continue our mission to make sure that everyone has access to high-quality cancer care, close to home.
To learn more about Lourdes and MD Anderson Cancer Network affiliation, call Lourdes Regional Cancer Center at 607-798-5230 or visit MD Anderson at www.mdanderson.org/cancernetwork.