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Cancer Program Receives Certificate of Accreditation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

April 24, 2013

Hudson, FL – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announces that it has received accreditation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has received a three year approval award for its program.

A facility receives a three year approval following an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates compliance with standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program.

The Commission on Cancer was established by the American College of Surgeons and 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. Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons, and 40 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care.

The institutions involved in the Approvals Program represent a broad base network of comprehensive cancer care programs and offer the entire spectrum of cancer controlled activities, from prevention to rehabilitation and long-term follow up. It is estimated that approved programs annually diagnose and treat 80% of all new cancer cases. This statistic emphasizes the level of commitment to resources that Commission Approval Programs have made to the care of patients and cancer.

Approval by the Commission on Cancer is given only to those facilities that are voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. To maintain approval, facilities with Commission on Cancer approval cancer programs must undergo an on-site review every three years.

For more information about the Commission on Cancer visit their website at www.FACS.org/cancer or www.FACS.org/index.html.

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