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Roswell Park among top 15 cancer centers in the U.S.

By KATE MOSTACCIO

U.S. News and World Report places Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in the top 1.5 percent of cancer hospitals across the nation – and names it one of only two facilities in New York state among the top 15 cancer centers in the country.

PEF Division 196 members are integral in of all facets of care within the center and helped make this prestigious ranking possible, working every day to provide top-notch care to every patient that comes through the doors.

“I am very proud be employed as one of the more than 1,500 PEF members who contribute their expertise, working as a team to improve patient care and outcomes at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center,” said Region 1 Coordinator and Roswell Park Senior Case Manager Michele Silsby.

“It is an honor to be a PEF member and part of the Roswell Pork nursing team,” said Division 196 Council Leader Claudia Ames-Smith. “We strive to provide the best care to our patients.”

Roswell Park earned special recognition in two subspecialty areas — colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery — and received top scores in patient survival, patient experience, patients going home after hospitalization and advanced technologies, according to a press release from the center.

“PEF members at Roswell Park are changing lives,” said PEF President Wayne Spence. “It is their knowledge and dedication to providing the best possible treatment to their patients that makes a difference every day. Thank you for all that you do.”