|July 15, 2014|
For Immediate Release
The Columbus Regional Health Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC).
To earn this voluntary accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed more than 30 quality care standards set by the CoC, be evaluated every three years through an on-sight survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. The accreditation with commendation is awarded only to facilities that exceed standard requirements.
Columbus Regional Health’s Cancer Center received six commendations – among those, one for excellent nursing care.
A CoC accreditation means that Columbus Regional Health’s Cancer Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that require consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other cancer specialists. The accreditation program also provides the center with the opportunity to further improve its quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease and end-of-life care.
When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services including psycho-social support, a patient-navigation process and a survivorship care plan.
For more information on the Cancer Care Center click here.
Media Contact: Kelsey DeClue, public relations