OLBH’s cancer program is accredited with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.
A facility receives a three-year accreditation with commendation following the onsite evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a commendation level of compliance with one or more standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program. In addition, a facility receives a compliance rating for all other standards.
OLBH’s cancer program received five commendations from the CoC in the respective areas of timeframe for abstracts, error free submissions of quality criteria, clinical trial accrual, prevention and early detection and cancer-related quality improvements.
Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and 42 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care.
For more information on the CoC visit www.facs.org/cancer/index.html.