Emory Report
June 9, 2008
Volume 60, Number 32



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June 9, 2008
Emory Winship named Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia has named the Emory Winship Cancer Institute as a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers, focusing on complex inpatient and surgical care. Emory Winship is the only facility in the metropolitan Atlanta area to earn this designation and one of only 85 nationwide.

Blue Distinction is awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality health care.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield assesses facilities on evaluation, treatment planning, complex inpatient care and major surgical treatments, all delivered by teams with distinguished expertise and subspecialty training for complex and rare cancers.

“What this says is we have the best surgical outcomes in multidisciplinary care for this group of complex cancers in the metropolitan area,” says Charles Staley, director of surgical oncology at Emory Winship and Holland M. Ware Professor of Surgery. “This designation is a confirmation of the hard work and dedication to research and patient care that is exhibited every day by our faculty, nursing and administrative staff.”