Dec 10, 2021 11:00 AM

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Author: Carley Lehauli


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The outpatient clinics at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) have earned the Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award. The award recognizes health care facilities who have maintained consistently high levels of excellence over three years in patient experience, employee engagement, physician engagement, or clinical quality performance.

“Our patients are our purpose,” says Don Milligan, MBA, executive director of the HCI Hospital. “Everything we do at HCI revolves around providing world-class care to them. This Pinnacle of Excellence award is so meaningful because it’s a reflection of how our patients feel about us.”

 “This award celebrates the work of every team member,” says Mari Ransco, MA, senior director of patient experience for U of U Health, “from the valet to the front desk and scheduling teams to the physicians, nurses, medical assistants, and pharmacists who care for patients and their families during the cancer journey. It represents the continued commitment to delivering patient-centered care every day.”

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About Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is the official cancer center of Utah and the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West. The campus includes a state-of-the-art cancer specialty hospital, and two buildings dedicated to cancer research. HCI provides patient care, cancer screening, and education at community clinics and affiliate hospitals throughout the Mountain West. HCI is consistently recognized among the best cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The region’s first proton therapy center opened in 2021 and a major hospital expansion is underway. HCI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for staff, students, patients, and communities. Advancing cancer research discoveries and treatments to meet the needs of patients who live far away from a major medical center is a unique focus. More genes for inherited cancers have been discovered at HCI than at any other cancer center, including genes responsible for breast, ovarian, colon, head and neck cancers, and melanoma. HCI was founded by Jon M. and Karen Huntsman.

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