June 2022 – Urology Austin received a special designation as a Center of Excellence for Prostate Cancer from Specialty Networks. Specialty Networks is an independent organization that has a large membership across urology group practices, ambulatory surgery centers, pharmacies, and pathology laboratories in the United States. They leverage industry support, other urological organizations, and analytical data to assist physicians and their staff in increasing the quality of patient care at group practices. In prostate cancer, this means diagnosing, treating, and following patients utilizing the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments that increase treatment efficacy and extend overall survival. Urology Austin is proud to wear this COE designation along with their Specialty Pharmacy and Oncology accreditations and distinctions from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.
There are currently 48 practices participating in the COE program across the country. Specialty Networks anticipates that the number of participating practices will increase to the 55-60 range by the end of 2022.
Urology Austin’s National Practice Performance Index ranks them seventh in the nation. In their peer group (practices with 8-12k prostate cancer patients) they are ranked number one.
Their ranking is not only associated with advanced prostate cancer but the entire prostate cancer continuum. Their hard efforts to solidify and adopt prostate cancer pathways and continue to push the envelope in oncology care has allowed them to achieve this and truly help add more time to husbands, fathers, brothers, and grandfathers for anniversaries, graduations, weddings, and other milestone events with family and friends.
Congratulations to the many prostate cancer champions in their practice who worked very hard to receive this national recognition.