The Murray-Calloway County Hospital Regional Cancer Center received a three-year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
The cancer program was granted the three-year Accreditation with Commendation following 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.
Those standards include cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement, according to a news release from Murray-Calloway County Hospital.
“The accreditation survey is not obtained by one person, but many individuals throughout MCCH,” said Judy Moore, Cancer Program coordinator. “They have provided much needed information about care provided to our cancer patients in their respective departments. The cancer committee members, radiation therapy, medical oncology and the cancer registry staff were all very instrumental in obtaining the 3-year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer.”
Receiving care at a CoC-accredited cancer program ensures the patient has access to comprehensive care through state-of-the-art services and technology; a multi-specialty team approach to coordinate treatment options; information about on-going clinical trials and new options; access to cancer-related information, education and support; a cancer registry that collects data and treatment results; on-going monitoring and improvement of care; and quality care close to home.
For more information about the Regional Cancer Center at MCCH, visit their website at www.murrayhospital.org or call 270-762-1381.