(EFFINGHAM, IL) –  HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital announced today that Ruben Boyajian, M.D., has become the sixth physician from their Medical Staff to become a Certified Physician of MD Anderson Cancer Network.  Dr. Boyajian received his official pin during a ceremony in the hospital’s Healing Garden on May 9, 2018.
“Being a certified physician means that Dr. Boyajian has met the rigorous standards set by the network. Specifically, the physician’s education and training and the quality of how each patient is evaluated, staged and treated were all carefully examined,” stated Theresa Rutherford, President and CEO of HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.  “He now joins others on our medical staff who have also committed to elevating the level of cancer care in our community to end cancer.” 
Certified physicians within the network have access to a wide range of multidisciplinary care resources, including disease-specific, evidence-based guidelines for cancer diagnosis, staging, treatment and follow-up care. They are able to share in what they’ve learned about all aspects of cancer, including prevention and early detection. Other physicians on St. Anthony’s staff who have been certified include Philip Dy, MD; Casey Duncan, MD; Lisa Kowalski, MD; P.Dharmadev (David) L. Nayak, MD; and Hanna Saba, MD.
HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital became a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer
Center’s renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center Network in March. As a certified member of the network, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is utilizing MD Anderson Cancer Center’s renowned clinical standards and expertise to elevate the quality of patient care.
For more information about HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital and the physicians who are currently certified by MD Anderson Cancer Network, visit St. Anthony’s web site at stanthonyshospital.org/cancer. For additional information about MD Anderson Cancer Network, visit MDAnderson.org/cancernetwork.
Photo Caption:  Dr. Ryan Jennings, Chief Medical Officer of HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital acknowledges Dr. Ruben Boyajian’s achievement during a Pinning Ceremony held at St. Anthony’s Memorial

About MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The institution's sole mission is to end cancer for patients and their families around the world. MD Anderson is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). MD Anderson is ranked No. 1 for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals survey. It has ranked as one of the nation's top two hospitals for cancer care since the survey began in 1990, and has ranked first 13 times in the last 16 years. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).

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