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Hospital gets STAR certification

Published February 20. 2013 4:00AM

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital has earned STAR Program Certification from the Massachusetts-based Oncology Rehab Partners, experts in the field of survivorship care, the hospital announced.

The certification means that L+M offers its patients excellent cancer rehabilitation services, the hospital said in a news release.

STAR Program Certification qualifies L+M to offer premium oncology rehabilitation services to survivors who suffer from debilitating side effects caused by treatments. To receive its certification, L+M executed Oncology Rehab Partner's model of oncology rehabilitation service delivery, successfully implementing the program's evaluation and treatment protocols and rehabilitation training, the hospital said. These services are covered by health insurance providers and will be offered to patients by a knowledgeable medical staff specially trained to work with survivors of all forms of cancer.

"Combined with the opening of our new cancer center later this year, this is another step we are taking to provide the best possible care to our patients," Bruce Cummings, president and chief executive officer of L+M, said.

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