In 2020, The Woman’s Board is raising funds to go towards the $500,000 commitment to support The Woman’s Board Transformation Fund for Rush University Cancer Center.
Few experiences are more life-altering than a cancer diagnosis. And though today’s patients benefit from more advanced diagnostic tests, treatment offerings and specialized care than ever before, the complexity of care is nothing short of overwhelming. From 2004 to 2013, the national average time between patients’ initial cancer diagnosis and their first treatment ballooned from 21 days to 29 days. And just 67% of patients nationally report experiencing timely appointments, care and information throughout their experience. The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center will support Rush’s vision to change that.
The Rush University Cancer Center has assembled a team to study and establish protocols that will redefine the cancer patient experience at Rush and beyond. With support from the Woman’s Board Transformation Fund, this team at Rush will review, improve and standardize processes, from the time a patient is first diagnosed to the time they finish treatment. Ultimately, they aim to:
- Reduce the time to first treatment
- Ensure each patient has “the perfect visit”
- Create value and reduce cost of care for our patients
Please join us this year in supporting this important initiative.