The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted its 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) to a select group of 24 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S.
The OAA designation is presented to exceptional CoC-accredited programs that have met the criteria for all seven commendation-eligible CoC standards, and have achieved compliance with the remaining 27 standards that are required for accreditation.
The award is intended to accomplish the following:
- Recognize those 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 a dialogue between award recipients and health care professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices
- Encourage honorees to serve as quality care resources to other cancer programs
“These cancer programs currently represent the highest quality of cancer care,” said Lawrence N. Shulman, MD, FACP, Chair of the CoC. “Each of these facilities has committed itself to continuous quality assessment and improvement and has proved that this approach yields the high-quality cancer care that all of our patients should expect.”
The CoC acknowledges these programs for their efforts to provide high-quality cancer care and to demonstrate accountability and a strong commitment to CoC accreditation. View more information about and a complete list of OAA winners on the CoC web page.