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April 30, 2013
79 Cancer Care Facilities Receive National Achievement Award

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) to a select group of 79 accredited cancer programs across the United States.

Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award 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 level of compliance with the seven standards is determined during an onsite evaluation by a physician surveyor. In addition, facilities must receive a compliance rating for the remaining 29 cancer program standards. 79 programs received the OAA as a result of surveys performed in 2012. This number represents approximately 19 percent of cancer programs surveyed during this period.  A majority of recipients are community-based facilities; however, there were also teaching hospitals, NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, VA hospitals, and Network Cancer Programs that received the award.

The CoC press release announcing the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award recipients is now online.  You can find it at http://www.facs.org/news/2013/cancer-care-award0413.html.  OAA Programs are also listed at http://www.facs.org/cancer/coc/outstandingachievement2012list.html.

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