Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC (MBPCC at TGMC) has been granted a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) following an onsite evaluation by a physician surveyor during which MBPCC at TGMC demonstrated a Commendation level of compliance with one or more standards for cancer programs, including cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement.
“Receiving this accreditation reaffirms that our community truly has an exceptional cancer care program right here close to home. We offer comprehensive cancer services to our patients and we work together as a team to provide the best treatment options for each of our patients,” said Raul Doria, M.D., Medical Director of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC. “Our mission at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC is to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer and receiving this accreditation solidifies our efforts,” Dr. Doria continued.
The CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients though standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and 49 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care
The Accreditation Program, a component of the CoC, sets quality-of-care standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs to ensure they conform to those standards. Accreditation by the CoC is given only to those standards. 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.
Receiving care at a CoC-accredited cancer program ensures that a patient will have access to:
o Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
o A multispecialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
o Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
o Access to cancer-related information, education and support
o A cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up
o Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
And most importantly,
o Quality care close to home.
For more information about the Commission on Cancer, visit http://www.facs.org/cancer.
About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC (MBPCC at TGMC)
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC provides the full spectrum of cancer care, from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship for those in the Bayou Region. Its services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, as well as patient navigation, clinical trials and free community screenings. The Center is nationally accredited with commendation and recognized for excellence in cancer care by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
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