January 2, 2020

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives the 2020 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award® for 2020.

Karmanos has previously been ranked as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award from 2011-2012 and 2014-2019.

Karmanos is one of 431 award recipients, representing hospitals that have met the highest standards for cancer care in the United States by the Women’s Choice Award. The award also signifies that Karmanos is in the top 9 % of nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals offering exceptional cancer care services.

A hospital must be designated by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Classification as one of four specific types of cancer programs to be considered for the award.

The Women’s Choice Award measures hospitals on the presence of specific cancer-related services offered onsite, infection rates and patient recommendation ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey. The award is unique in that criteria also include primary research about women’s health care preferences.

Accreditation required for the award ensures that a hospital or facility offers a full range of diagnostic and treatment services, or provides integrated cancer care and comprehensive services.

Low infection rates compared to the national average are another important measure. Oncology patients are more susceptible than other patients to hospital-acquired infections because of their compromised immune systems.