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April 9, 2014

Mercy Cancer Center gets recognition, new physician

Ada — Mercy Hospital Ada has been recognized by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) for maintaining accreditation for 44 consecutive years. 

According to the CoC, Mercy earned its accreditation for providing Ada with high quality multidisciplinary patient centered care, which evolved in response to new diagnostic and treatment modalities, quality assurance and improvement initiatives and the needs of cancer patients and their families. There are currently 1,500 CoC accredited programs throughout the United States. 

“This recognition by the CoC is a testament to our ongoing commitment to providing quality cancer care in Ada,” says Marietta Carter, director of Mercy Hospital Ada’s Cancer Center. “We want our community to know we are providing state-of-the-art care in Ada and we have highly qualified physicians seeing our patients.”

In addition to their recent recognition from the CoC, Mercy Hospital Ada’s Cancer Center has a new medical oncologist seeing patients, Darda Bayraktar, M.D. Dr. Darda Bayraktar and his wife Soley Bayraktar, M.D., moved to Ardmore, Okla., from Houston, Tex., in 2011. They both practice hematology-oncology at Mercy Hospital Ardmore’s Cancer Center and Dr. Darda Bayraktar now sees patients at Mercy Hospital Ada’s Cancer Center on Mondays.

“The addition of Dr. Bayraktar to our medical oncologists seeing patients has been wonderful for the Cancer Center,” Carter says. “We are blessed that he is a part of Mercy and brings his expertise to our patients and our facility weekly. Our patients love him and trust him with their care.”

Dr. Bayraktar earned his doctorate in medicine from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Interfaith Medical Center,in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his fellowship in hematology-oncology at Jackson Memorial Hospital - University of Miami in Miami, Fla., and his fellowship in bone marrow transplantation at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Bayraktar also earned a master of business administration in health sector management at The University of Miami School of Business in Miami, Fla.

Mercy Hospital Ada’s Cancer Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cancer center provides radiation therapy, including IMRT,  and chemotherapy/biotherapy treatment with the ability to provide lab testing and radiology studies (including CT scan, PET scan and MRI) all in the same location. For more information on Mercy’s Cancer Center, please call (580) 421-1145.

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