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Cancer Program at Cayuga Medical Center Receives Accreditation with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons
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June 24, 2012 - Ithaca, New York – Cayuga Medical Center has earned a three-year term of accreditation with Commendation for the Cayuga Cancer Center granted by The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).

 

CMC’s Cayuga Cancer Center received the Three–Year Accreditation with Commendation following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrated a Commendation level of compliance with standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement).

 

The core functions of the CoC include setting standards for quality, multidisciplinary cancer patient care; surveying facilities to evaluate compliance with 36 CoC standards; collecting standardized and quality data from accredited facilities; and using the data to develop effective interventions to improve cancer care outcomes at the national, state, and local level.

 

Receiving care at CMC, a CoC-accredited cancer center, ensures that a patient will have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • A multispecialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Access to cancer-related information, education, and support
  • A cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up.
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care

And, most importantly -- quality care close to home.

 

 

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