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7/31/2012 - St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center Receives Prestigious Accreditation

Green Bay – The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Integrated Network Cancer Program at St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center - the only cancer program in Green Bay to be granted this status.

Established by the American College of Surgeons, the 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.

A facility receives a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor. “Through these CoC standards, we monitor and address all components of our care, down to every tiny detail. Having someone who evaluates programs across the country come in to survey our program is very valuable to us. It helps us to set benchmarks and provide better quality care for our patients,” said Sally Luehring, Executive Director, St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center.

Receiving care at a CoC-accredited cancer program ensures that a patient will have access to:

  • comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • a multispecialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
  • information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
  • access to cancer-related information, education, and support
  • a cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up
  • ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
And, most importantly,
  • Quality care close to home
To see a list of accredited programs, check http://www.facs.org/cancerprogram/index.html

For More Information:
Lisa Malak, Media/PR Specialist
(920) 884-5570 or (920) 609-9113

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