CHI Memorial has received accreditation under the American College of Surgeons 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.
“We have a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer. Our team of surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurse navigators and a host of support staff are all focused on providing the highest level of cancer care available,” says Cindy Mills, market vice president of oncology at CHI Memorial. “This accreditation demonstrates to our patients, their families, referring physicians, and the wider community that we meet or exceed the most rigorous standards for high quality, coordinated care.”
"As a CoC-accredited institution, CHI Memorial 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 process at every step," officials said. "The Surgical Quality Partner designation lets patients know CHI Memorial 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, CHI Memorial has shown a commitment 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.