Cancer Care


Commission on Cancer Accredited Program logoHSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has received  Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation, a quality program  of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). In 2015, St. Elizabeth’s Cancer Committee reunited to create a Board of Oncologists, physicians, nurses and a variety of other health care specialists to develop a program that will meet the specific needs of our community. The Committee’s goal is to develop services and provide state-of-the art treatment services for the patients we serve.

The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for St. Elizabeth’s to improve its quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care.

When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient centered services including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

The CoC provides the public with information on the resources, services, and cancer treatment experience for each CoC-accredited cancer program through the CoC Hospital Locator at https://www.facs.org/search/cancer-programs.




 

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