The Commission on Cancer (CoC) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center and Mercy Health Johnson Family Cancer Center. To earn voluntary accreditation, cancer programs must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for Mercy Health’s Cancer Centers to continue to enhance the quality of their patient care through various cancer-related programs that include prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, lifelong follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care. When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they also have access to information about clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services, including psychosocial support, a patient navigation process, and services to improve survivors’ quality of life.
This accreditation is a testament to the highly coordinated, exceptional care provided to our patients and their families. Congratulations to all who care for our cancer patients.