Commission on Cancer
Following a rigorous onsite physician evaluation, the American College
of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer granted three-year accreditation
with commendation to the cancer program at Marion Health.
The accreditation program sets quality-of-care standards for cancer programs
and reviews them to ensure they conform 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.
Most importantly, it means quality cancer care is available close to home.
No need to travel and be away from family and friends during a time of
uncertainty. To maintain accreditation, facilities with CoC-accredited
cancer programs must undergo an on-site review every three years.
Marion Health was also recently awarded the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award by
the CoC of the ACS. MGH is one of a select group of 20 U.S. accredited
cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed January
1 - June 30, 2016. The cancer program was evaluated on 34 program standards.
To be eligible, all award recipients must have received commendation ratings
in all seven commendation standards, in addition to receiving a compliance
rating for each of the 27 other standards.