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The story behind the lapel pin

Written by Community Health Network on 2/11/2014 9:00:00 PM

Twenty Community Health Network cancer care physicians are proudly wearing a new lapel pin. The pin signifies their certification by MD Anderson Cancer Network™ – one of America’s leading cancer care providers.

The pin means that the physician has met MD Anderson's nationally recognized standards in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and uses MD Anderson’s guidelines and treatment plans with their patients.

But the pin represents more than a certification; it is a beacon of hope. It means that Community Hospitals North and East have an affiliation with the MD Anderson network.

“MD Anderson Cancer Center believes patients should be treated in their own community,” said Myra Fouts, vice president of oncology services at Community Health Network. “This philosophy raises the standards of care within the community and certifies local cancer doctors are meeting the same standard of care. The MD Anderson standards are demanding. What this means for the patient is each person is receiving the very same treatment for a standard type of therapy.” continue reading ...

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To make an appointment with an MD Anderson Cancer Network® certified physician at Community, call 800-777-7775 today!

Community first healthcare organization in the nation to be certified by MD Anderson Cancer Network®

Community Health Network is the first healthcare organization to achieve system-wide recognition by MD Anderson Cancer Network® as a certified member. The five hospital locations providing qualified cancer services in the network have met the rigorous standards to treat cancer patients with MD Anderson evidence-based guidelines and best practices. Learn more.