Olathe Medical Center recognized for cancer care



DATE:            July 13, 2015                                                                                                    

CONTACT:   Stephanie Manning

                     Public Relations & Marketing Manager




Olathe Medical Center is the Only Kansas Hospital Named

America’s Best for Both its Breast Center and Overall Cancer Care

OLATHE, KAN. (July 13, 2015) – Olathe Medical Center (OMC) is the only Kansas hospital to be awarded 2015 Women’s Choice Awards for both America’s Best Breast Centers and America’s Best Cancer Care. These awards signify OMC’s commitment and passion toward an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients.

By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, OMC has joined an elite group of hospitals committed to a global mission to empower women to make smart healthcare choices.


“Now more than ever, the Women’s Choice Award seal serves as a validation to women that they are selecting the best hospitals for their own care and that of their family,” Sharyn S. Lee, RN, MS, FACEHP, President of the Women’s Choice Healthcare Division, said.


“We are very proud of this honor,” David Lee, MD, medical oncologist at Olathe Medical Center, said.  “We have been providing quality cancer care in an environment of trust and collaboration for decades. Our patients and their families deserve that type of care, close to home.”  


OMC earned the America’s Best Breast Centers award by having met the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) standards from the American College of Surgeons; for being named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiologists; and for scoring well on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) patient satisfaction measures. OMC earned the America’s Best Cancer Care award by meeting the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, as well as for its excellence in clinical performance with regard to patient safety measures, and for its high recommendation rate.