Beaumont Health System recently received three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer, or CoC, of the American College of Surgeons. The accreditation was granted after Beaumont’s oncology program was evaluated through an onsite survey and demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment in cancer care.
“Accreditation with commendation by the CoC is a great honor that reflects the high quality of our cancer care and the dedication and expertise of our caregivers,” says Frank Vicini, M.D., corporate chief, Oncology, Beaumont Health System.
The CoC is a group of health care professionals and organizations whose mission is to improve survival and quality of life for cancer patients. The commission has implemented a platform of high standards to help practitioners and heath systems provide patients with quality cancer care. The CoC has been reviewing and granting accreditation to health care systems since the 1930s.
To achieve the national accreditation, Beaumont demonstrated an outstanding level of compliance with the commission’s standards in the areas of cancer leadership; cancer data management; team approach to coordinating treatment options; clinical service; research; community outreach; and quality care close to home.
Maintaining the voluntary accreditation demonstrates Beaumont’s dedication to offering the best in cancer care. To maintain accreditation, site reviews are conducted every three years.
Being part of the CoC network benefits cancer patients and the community through comprehensive care with state-of-the-art equipment; the latest information on cancer clinical trials and new treatment options; access to prevention, education and support services; and lifelong follow-up.
Studies have shown that CoC accredited health systems diagnose and treat 71 percent of new cancer cases annually. Currently, 1,500 facilities in the United States have earned cancer accreditation.
Beaumont Health System's comprehensive cancer program combines the expertise of surgical, medical and radiation oncology specialists to offer cancer prevention counseling, diagnosis and treatment in hospital and community-based settings. The Beaumont's Community Clinical Oncology Program is one of only 47 programs in the country designated by the National Cancer Institute to provide patients with access to leading-edge cancer clinical research trials. Beaumont is designated as a Blue Cross Center of Distinction for the Treatment of Rare and Complex Cancers.
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