Accreditation by the CoC is given only to those cancer facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
To maintain accreditation, facilities with CoC-accredited cancer programs must undergo an on-site review every three years.
The Cancer Center received the accreditation following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor of the full scope of the cancer program, including:
- Cancer Committee Leadership
- Cancer Data Management
- Clinical Services
- Community Outreach
- Quality Improvement
Quick Facts About Cancer
- The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 1.4 million cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2009.
- There are currently more than 1,400 CoC-accredited cancer programs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, representing close to 25 percent of all hospitals.
- Of those hospitals, 25 percent of hospitals diagnose and/or treat 80 percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients each year.