The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted its 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award to 75 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S. Award criteria were based on qualitative and quantitative surveys conducted last year.
Go to the ACS website to view a complete list of the award-winning cancer programs.
The award increases awareness of the quality of cancer care and the choices available for cancer patients and their loved ones. In addition, the awards do the following:
- Recognize cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients
- Motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of care
- Facilitate dialogue between award recipients and health care professionals to share best practices
- Encourage honorees to serve as quality-care resources to other cancer programs
The 75 award-winning cancer programs represent approximately 15 percent of programs surveyed by the CoC in 2014. “These 75 cancer programs currently represent the best of the best when it comes to cancer care,” said Daniel P. McKellar, MD, FACS, Chair of the CoC. “Each of these facilities is not just meeting nationally recognized standards for the delivery of quality cancer care; they are exceeding them.”