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.
State Chairs provide leadership to Cancer Liaison Physicians within their state. They are nominated by the state chapters of the American College of Surgeons and appointed to a three-year term by the Committee on Cancer Liaison. The Commission on Cancer introduces the following new state chair(s):
Helen Krontiras, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Paul Hansen, MD, FACS
Providence Portland Medical Center