HCLA 2013: Hospital
CHANDLER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Chandler, which opened as a 40-bed facility in 1961, has evolved into a 243-bed acute-care provider of emergency care, maternal child services, cardiovascular services, neurological services, wound healing, cancer treatment, and diagnostic services. It boasts more than 2,000 employees and more that 800 physicians who practice all major specialities. In 2013, Chandler Regional earned the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, which places Chandler Regional among the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance.
CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF AMERICA — WESTERN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
CTCA delivers the latest cutting-edge cancer treatments as part of a unique, whole-person treatment model that offers healing and hope for the body, mind and spirit. To better serve its patients in 2012, CTCA adopted Lean Six Sigma and the A3 process to improve hospital operations, added 61 new A3-certified employees, and eliminated 42,000 patient wait-time hours.
VIRGINIA G. PIPER CANCER CENTER
In 2012, Piper added a hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplant program (commonly known as bone marrow transplant) through its new Cancer Transplant Institute. HSC transplants are primarily used to treat patients with aggressive cancers such as myeloma, leukemias and lymphomas. The outpatient treatment unit and 13-bed inpatient unit allows some transplant patients to be treated while they are able to remain at home for part of their therapy.