May-June 2013 | CANCER SLAYERS




The nationally accredited Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at Peninsula Regional Medical Center has for some time been recognized as a leading healthcare facility in the fight against cancer in terms of both performance and outcomes. 

In 2011 it received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer 
and was recently named one of the “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs” for 2013 by Becker’s Hospital Review.

The 100 hospitals were chosen for being on the cutting edge of cancer treatment, prevention and research; the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected them based on clinical accolades, quality of care and contributions within the field of oncology. PRMC was one of only five hospitals recognized in Maryland and joins Christiana Care in Wilmington as the only other hospital on the Delmarva Peninsula to earn the laudable distinction. 

Becker’s concluded that each hospital named has demonstrated a focus on patient-centered cancer care and an emphasis on continual innovation in treatments and services. PRMC was specifically cited for its comprehensive cancer services, its use of the minimally invasive da Vinci robotic-surgery system and its annual conference on the diagnosis and management of lung cancer. Many of the institutions on this year’s Becker’s list already hold a venerated place in the pantheon of cancer prevention and research for their groundbreaking discoveries and clinical milestones.

The program at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute is not only the largest of its kind in the region but also features its most experienced team. It offers a full range of cancer treatment while placing an emphasis on advanced medicine and technology, comprehensive services and compassionate care.

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