The Saint Alphonsus Health System's Cancer Care Center has been named in the upper echelon of cancer treatment facilities in the nation.
The hospital received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission of Cancer, which is part of the American College of Surgeons.
Saint Alphonsus was one of 79 hospitals to receive the award and the only recipient in Idaho.
The Commission gives the award to hospitals providing exceptional care to cancer patients. However, the Commission also aims to reward hospitals that meet a high standard for communicating with patients about their conditions and treatment options, according to a Commission press release.
More and more, were finding that patients and their families want to know how the health care institutions in their communities compare with one another, said Daniel McKellar, Chair of the Commission. They want access to information in terms of whos providing the best quality of care, and they want to know about the overall patient outcomes.
Sally Jeffcoat, hospital President and CEO, said the award is a testament to hospital staff.
This award represents the best of the best, Jeffcoat said in a release.