Memorial Hospital News
Oncology Program earns three-year Commission on Cancer accreditation
Memorial Health Care System (MHCS) has been awarded a three-year accreditation – with commendation – from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (COC). You can read more about cancer care at Memorial in the 2010 MHCS Oncology Program Annual Report.
MHCS earned this accreditation following an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor. A facility earns the accreditation with commendation by showing a level of compliance with one or more standards that represent a full scope of the cancer program (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement).
| Michael Grillis, D.O.
Cancer Committee Chairman
According to MHCS Cancer Committee Chairman Michael Grillis D.O., “With this accreditation, Memorial’s Oncology Program has demonstrated that it provides patients with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer.”
Established in 1922, the COC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life fore cancer patients through standard setting, prevention, research, education and monitoring quality of care. Its members include Fellows of the American College of Surgery and 42 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care.
“Memorial’s COC accreditation with commendation ensures local cancer patients that they will receive quality care at our hospital,” added Dr. Grillis.
Read more about cancer care at Memorial Hospital.