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As we turn page to 2016, this guest column by Dr. Ghosh in the Cedar Rapids Gazette speaks to our ongoing commitment to patient advocacy and empowerment.
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating physically, socially, emotionally, spiritually and financially. It can isolate its victims, place stress on relationships, exhaust savings and sometimes lead to bankruptcy. Help is available, but for a variety of reasons, many cancer patients don’t access the scope of care they so desperately need.
At The Ghosh Center, we emphasize the “care” part of healthcare. Our primary goal is to empower patients by educating, providing information and communicating with them.
Our patient-focused efforts have paid off. In 2015, The Ghosh Center was cited in the top one percent of healthcare providers in the United States, when we were recognized with a Guardian of Excellence Award by Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction. Because we believe there’s always room for improvement, The Ghosh Center resolves to continue to refine our patient care process in 2016.
In the meantime, here are some ways you can help improve patient advocacy:
The Ghosh Center will continue to empower patients with the following tenets:
During the coming year, we’re resolved to continue improving our procedures in order to deliver outstanding treatment that is not dictated by an administrative or financial template. We will continue to empower our patients, thereby improving outcomes, reducing healthcare costs and increasing quality of life.
Remember, a cancer diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to give up the fight — or your rights. It’s time for all of us to work together to become better educated and empowered in the fight against cancer.