Franciscan St. Francis Health has received a three-year reaccreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, with commendations in areas such as research, community outreach and quality improvement.
The CoC sets national quality of care standards for cancer programs. Only 25 percent of hospitals in the United States have CoC-approved cancer programs.
This recognition coincides with a recent three-year reaccreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), another program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
This recognition is given only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performances. The Franciscan St. Francis Cancer Center demonstrated compliance with NAPBC standards established for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.
The NAPBC standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.
“Our multidisciplinary approach to care recognizes the impact cancer has on the lives of our patients and their families and includes integrated services to provide the best care possible,” said Peter Garrett, MD, cancer program medical director. “That commitment is affirmed with the CoC and NAPBC designations.”