NHRMC Receives Women's Choice Award for Cancer Care

August 12, 2015

WILMINGTON, N.C. – New Hanover Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of America’s best hospitals for cancer care by the Women’s Choice Award, an organization that uses evidence-based research to identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women.

More than one million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year and the Women’s Choice Award reports that women make 94 percent of healthcare decisions for themselves and their families. This award signifies NHRMC’s commitment and passion toward an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients.

“We’re honored to receive this award that recognizes our commitment to patient-centered care," said Jack Barto, NHRMC President and CEO. "This award confirms that, while women often make health care choices for the family, our cancer program provides high-quality care to all patients.”

NHRMC joins an elite network of 331 hospitals who have earned the 2015 Women’s Choice Award by meeting the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. This rewards excellence in patient safety and a high recommendation rate, a measure important to women in choosing a hospital.

“The Women’s Choice Award validates our dedication to providing quality patient care and excellence in diagnosis, treatment and support for the women, men and children who chose our program,” said Henry Hawthorne, administrator of oncology at NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center.

About the Women’s Choice Award

The Women’s Choice Award is a referral source for women who are searching for the most recommended hospitals, businesses, brands and services. The award is the result of evidence-based research founded on a gender-based consumer satisfaction survey. The Women’s Choice Award allows women to choose with confidence, knowing that other women across America have tried and experienced that brand or service and would highly recommend it to their family and friends. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more.