Adena Cancer Center gets three-year accreditation

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The care and treatment by the experts at the Adena Cancer Center rivals that of large centers throughout Ohio. Patients receiving treatment at Adena are cared for by medical professionals who offer new techniques, the latest technology and care close to home.

Recently, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) granted the Adena Cancer Center a three-year, full accreditation. The status recognizes Adena among the nation’s best facilities for improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients, using cancer prevention, research, education, and comprehensive, quality care.

“The goal of this accreditation is to have a level playing field regarding the clinical and treatment expectations for anyone in the nation who receives cancer care,” said Adena Radiation Oncology Dr. Gregory Thompson. “The commission looks at quality, service, clinical metrics, research, survivorship, education and community needs. It’s a framework to help guide our cancer center, and our overall performance and care.”

The CoC survey assesses Adena’s cancer program on a number of standards including: quality, research, continual goal setting and improvement, and survivorship. The CoC accreditation is a benchmark that shows Adena is delivering excellent care across the spectrum of a cancer diagnosis. This includes the program’s continued growth and adaptation to the ever-changing landscape of cancer care.

With this accreditation, Adena Cancer Center will be listed on CoC’s website in the, “Find an CoC-Accredited Program” section, making it easier for patients in the health system’s region to find close-to-home, comprehensive cancer care. A CoC designation helps the public immediately recognize Adena’s commitment to patient-centered cancer care and quality. The next survey will take place in July 2017 for the 2014 through 2016 calendar years.

Contact the Adena Cancer Center at (740) 542-3030.

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Submitted by Jason Gilham, communications manager, Adena Health System.

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