Cancer Center Receives Women’s Choice Award

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital receives Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s best hospitals for cancer care.


(COVINGTON, LA) According to the American Cancer Society, more than one million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. This award signifies Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s commitment and passion toward an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients.

”Receiving the Women’s Choice Award seal means the Cancer Center has joined an elite network of hospitals committed to empowering women to make smart healthcare choices for themselves and their loved ones,” said Jack Khashou, cancer center administrator.

In a recent study by Talent, it was found that women are tasked with making 94 percent of all healthcare decisions yet they lack trust in their healthcare system. While the overall odds are that two out of three women will never get cancer, over 800,000 women were diagnosed with cancer in 2014 with the most common cancers for women being breast, lung and colorectal cancers (Everyday Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015).

“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,” said Sharyn S. Lee, RN, MS, FACEHP, president of the Women’s Choice Healthcare Division.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital is among the elite group of 331 hospitals nationwide receiving the 2015 Women’s Choice 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 its high recommendation rate, a measure very important to women in choosing a hospital.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital provides comprehensive cancer care that strives to positively impact the lives of cancer patients and their families on the Northshore. Services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, as well as patient navigation, clinical trials and free community screenings. Not only do patients have access to these vital cancer services and high quality cancer care, but these services are readily available close to home.

The Women’s Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices through education, empowerment and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. or Women’s Choice Media Contact Madelyn Martinez,, 954-922-0846