January 24, 2020
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center has been named a National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer, a designation awarded to premier healthcare facilities that focus on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreas cancer. Swedish is one of only two facilities in Colorado to receive the prestigious designation from the National Pancreas Foundation.
The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit group that works to provide education and hope for patients with pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, created the NPF Center designation in order to help patients find high-quality, multidisciplinary care.
"Being recognized with this important designation will help distinguish us as an institution whose focus is on patient-centered care," said Kelly Johnson, administrative director of oncology at Swedish Medical Center. "The Center for Diseases of the Liver & Pancreas at Swedish Medical Center includes physicians from a variety of specialties including gastroenterology and hepatology, interventional radiology, pathology, complex gastrointestinal surgery, medical oncology, and radiation oncology. Due to the complexity of disease processes treated, and the volume of patients seen, we're able to offer a complete and coordinated approach to care that is unmatched."
Many new technologies and treatments are helping patients with even the most complex conditions live longer and healthier lives. In Colorado, the Center for Diseases of the Liver & Pancreas at Swedish Medical Center is among the first to make these advancements available to patients, including irreversible electroporation.