Marion Health Attains National Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

Accreditation demonstrates Marion Health’s commitment to improving cancer care across the continuum.

Marion, IN, (Jan. 25, 2024): Marion Health today announced that it has received accreditation under the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation Program.

The ACS CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with cancer by setting and raising standards.

CoC accreditation is granted to institutions committed to providing high-quality cancer care by demonstrating compliance with the CoC standards. Each cancer program must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with the CoC standards. To maintain accreditation, cancer programs must undergo a site visit every three years. The CoC accreditation standards supply the structure for providing all patients with a full range of diagnostic, treatment, and supportive services either on-site or by referral, including community-based resources.

“The Cancer Program at Marion Health remains dedicated to providing the highest standards of cancer care to its healthcare community. From screening to survivorship, our team of Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Surgeons, Pathologists, Radiologists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Administrators, and ancillary staff remains fully committed to delivering the highest standards of evidence-based, state-of-the-art cancer treatments and care to our community as established by National Guidelines.”
-Edmond A. Bendaly, MD, FACP, Chairperson and Liaison Physician, Cancer Committee, Marion Health

As a CoC-accredited institution, Marion Health also becomes an ACS Surgical Quality Partner. Being a Surgical Quality Partner signifies an institution’s dedication to consistently improving procedures and approaches, while maintaining a critical eye on the process at every step. The Surgical Quality Partner designation lets patients know Marion Health is dedicated to quality and relentless self-improvement and has been verified or accredited by the ACS. Patients can trust that the care they receive at Surgical Quality Partner hospitals adheres to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality.

"ACS Quality programs are grounded in more than a century of experience and participation is an important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality. As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, Marion Health has shown a commitment to providing the best possible patient care, evaluating that care in a rigorous fashion, and dedicating themselves to continuous self-improvement," said ACS Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS.

Learn more about the CoC Accreditation Program.

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