Four California Hospitals Recognized for Cancer Care Programs
Seventy-five cancer care programs across the country, including several in California, have received national recognition from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, the Southern Pines Pilot reports.
Details of Award
The Outstanding Achievement Award, established in 2004, is given to cancer care programs that demonstrate proficiency and receive commendation for several standards, including:
- Accuracy of data;
- Cancer registrar education;
- Clinical trial accrual;
- College of American Pathologists protocols;
- Nursing care;
- Participation in the Rapid Quality Reporting System; and
- Public reporting of outcomes.
The 75 cancer programs all were accredited by the ACS' Commission on Cancer. Programs are reviewed on three-year accreditation cycles (Southern Pines Pilot, 3/24).
Four California hospitals received the Outstanding Achievement Award for their cancer programs, including:
- Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula;
- Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena;
- Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae; and
- St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton (ACS award recipients list, 3/12).