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.