The American College of Surgeons recently recognized Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center as one of a select group to receive the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award. Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center’s accredited cancer program is one of only 79 U.S. health care facilities to receive the award this year. The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to patients.
Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center’s services were evaluated on 29 program standards categorized within one of four cancer program activity areas:
“The Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center is more than just the title of our facility, it’s our systematic approach to how we treat cancer patients every day,” said Rae Gonterman, senior vice president, Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center. “We work to ensure all patients have the right plan, resources and access to those resources as they receive their treatment. This award recognizes that hard work by everyone on the Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center team.”
The ACS awards outstanding cancer centers every year as a way of raising awareness to the importance of providing quality cancer care at healthcare institutions throughout the U.S. In addition, it is intended to.
Motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of care.
Facilitate dialogue between award recipients and healthcare professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices.
For a list of all cancer programs in the U.S. that received the award in 2012 visit: http://www.facs.org/cancer/coc/outstandingachievement2012list.html
About the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer/accreditation program.
Established in 1922 by the ACS, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. The CoC provides the public with information on the resources, services and cancer treatment experience for each CoC-accredited cancer program. The CoC’s accreditation program encourages hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs. For more information on the CoC, visit: www.facs.org/cancer/index.html (.)