A monthly news service for Constituents of the Commission on Cancer.
90 Cancer Care Facilities Receive National Achievement Award
The CoC of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 90 currently accredited and newly accredited cancer programs across the United States.
Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) recognizes cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. The award is granted to facilities that demonstrate a Commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent six areas of cancer program activity: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical management, research, community outreach, and quality improvement.
The Survey Application Record (SAR) Instruction Guide included instructions on how to navigate through the SAR. Because SAR navigation is familiar to most users, the document is less relevant now and this has been removed from the Accreditation web page (http://www.facs.org/cancer/coc/surveyresources.html).
The SAR Instruction Guide label has been renamed ‘SAR Reference Guides’ to better describe the documents associated with the SAR. The following updated documents are provided to assist with SAR completion and questions:
• 2011 Pre-Survey Uploaded Documentation—documents that must be uploaded two weeks before survey
• 2011 SAR Tips Sheet—information on completing the SAR
• 2011 SAR Documentation FAQ—questions regarding the uploading of documents for survey
This change has also been made to the Commission on Cancer Datalinks Activity Menu and the SAR menu which also provide access to all of these documents.