The American Cancer Society (ACS) recognized Methodist Health System on April 25 for its long-standing commitment to cancer patients through partnership with the Society.
About 30 staff members from ACS and Methodist were on hand at the breakfast meeting. Society Executive Vice President for the High Plains Division, Mike Dany presented the award. Dany remarked about how valuable partnerships, like Methodist’s, are to the American Cancer Society.
During the event, the American Cancer Society recognized Methodist for the completion of a collaborative research project evaluating the impact of literature on newly diagnosed cancer patients.
The study aims to gain a better understanding of the impact of American Cancer Society materials on newly diagnosed patients. ACS Chief Staff Officer for Health Initiatives, Jay Goodman presented preliminary results on the project.
For years, Methodist has been a partner with ACS by establishing effective strategies to improve the informed decision making and quality of life for newly diagnosed cancer patients, facilitating an early connection for cancer patients to available resources, and by reaching the medically under-served so that barriers to care can be overcome.