UMC is proud to announce the UMC Cancer Center has been re-granted a three-year National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer!
The Commission on Cancer, is a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). To earn accreditation, UMC Cancer Center had to meet thirty-four quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
“The Commission on Cancer Accreditation demonstrates to the community UMC’s commitment to high quality, coordinated care according to the latest standards in cancer care,” said Sharon Shoulders, UMC Executive Director of Oncology Services. “We provide all patients with a full range of diagnostic, treatment, and supportive care services close to home.”
When patients receive care at a Commission on Cancer facility, they also have access to information on clinical trials, new treatments, and genetic counseling. Additionally, all patients can access psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives – seeking to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.
We appreciate everyone who made this possible!