Commission grants accreditation to cancer program

2013-07-23T15:00:00Z 2013-07-23T15:20:18Z Commission grants accreditation to cancer programTimes Staff nwitimes.com
July 23, 2013 3:00 pm  • 

MERRILLVILLE | The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer program at Methodist Hospitals, hospital officials announced Tuesday.

To earn the voluntary accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 quality care standards as set by the commission, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.

The hospital is proud of the achievement, Methodist Hospitals President and CEO Ian McFadden said in a statement.

“Our staff is committed to continually improving, and this achievement demonstrates the results of that dedication," he said. "This accreditation with commendation is proof that members of our community do not have to travel outside of Northwest Indiana to receive the best cancer treatment available.”

Cancer centers accredited by the commission contribute to and have access to information based out of the National Cancer Data Base.

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