Ramaswamy and Lustberg Named on Forbes’ ‘Physician Honor Roll’

Maryam LustbergBhuvana RamaswamyBhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, MD, and Maryam Lustberg, MD, MPH, associate professors in the Division of Medical Oncology at Ohio State, are among 27 breast oncologists across the nation being recognized by Forbes as exemplary physicians in the field of oncology. Many individuals on the list have served in leadership roles, contributed a wealth of clinical research to advance the practice, and served on community boards and national organizations.

Ramaswamy specializes in breast cancer at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center and is in the Translational Therapeutics Program at the OSUCCC – James. She serves as academic chief of the Division of Medical Oncology’s Breast Oncology Section, and as director of the Medical Oncology Fellowship Program in Breast Cancer for Ohio State’s College of Medicine. Lustberg also specializes in breast cancer at the Spielman Center, and she is a member of the Cancer Control Program at the OSUCCC – James. In addition, she is medical director of survivorship for the OSUCCC – James and director for breast cancer survivorship at the Spielman Center. The Forbes list was generated via a partnership with Grand Rounds, a San Francisco-based organization whose mission is to connect patients with the highest-quality care available to them.


OSUCCC – James receives Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for second year in a row 

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James)—the third-largest cancer hospital in the nation—has been named a 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey for the second consecutive year.

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above for inpatient care experience performance excellence as measured by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid’s Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

Presented annually, the award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in health care. It honors clients who consistently sustained performance in the top 5 percent of all Press Ganey clients for each reporting period during the course of one year.

“This award recognizes excellence in achieving patient satisfaction. To earn it two years in a row shows the emphasis that OSUCCC – James staff place on our relationship-based care model and improving the patient experience,” says William Farrar, MD, interim CEO of The James.

“We are proud to partner with the OSUCCC – James,” says Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. “This award is a testament to the organization’s leadership in delivering patient-centered care. By achieving and sustaining this level of excellence, the OSUCCC – James continues to demonstrate its commitment to reducing patient suffering and advancing the overall quality of health care.”

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