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CentraState Medical Center Recognized for Quality Cancer Care

By |2018-05-07T12:18:27-04:00December 6th, 2016|

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted three-year reaccreditation with commendation through 2019 to the Cancer Program at The Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState. CentraState received four commendations and zero deficiencies. Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey.

Reaccreditation was awarded following an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which CentraState demonstrated a commendation level of compliance in four standards and compliance in all standards. This represents compliance across the full scope of the cancer program, including cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement. Accreditation by the CoC is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. To maintain accreditation, facilities with CoC-accredited cancer programs must undergo an on-site review every three years.

CentraState takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, support services and other ancillary cancer specialists.  This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient-centered care.

“We are extremely proud that the CoC has again recognized our cancer program as continuing to achieve the highest standards of quality cancer care using specific criteria to measure cancer programs nationally,” says Barry Asch, assistant vice president, Cancer Services. “The skill, competency and compassion of our cancer physicians and clinicians are unparalleled. This endorsement ensures patients that they are receiving the gold standard of care at The Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState.”

About the CoC

Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, 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.  Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons.

About CentraState

CentraState Healthcare System is a nonprofit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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