St. Luke's Regional Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted a three year accreditation to St. Luke’s Regional Cancer Center. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet the CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
“Earning this accreditation means we are treating cancer with a multidisciplinary approach. Our team of medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and others partner to ensure patients are receiving the most comprehensive care possible,” said John Strange, St. Luke’s President/CEO.
The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for St. Luke’s Regional Cancer Center to 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 also 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 that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.