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Department of External Affairs
Office of Public Affairs
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2010
Contact: Carolann Martines

Associate Writer

cmartines@winthrop.org

WINTHROP'S CANCER CENTER FOR KIDS RECEIVES THREE-YEAR AAAHC ACCREDITATION


Comfortably appointed and child-friendly patient exam rooms in the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop-University Hospital.



Mineola, NY – The Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital, Long Island’s largest facility for treating children with cancer and blood disorders, has received a three-year accreditation renewal, subsequent to its review by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).

Status as an accredited organization means that the Cancer Center for Kids has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care, set by the AAAHC, which has accredited more than 4,500 ambulatory healthcare organizations nationwide. AAAHC accreditation is widely recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.

“This accreditation has validated our clinical and administrative development,” said Linda Sweeney, Practice Manager of the CCFK. “The dedication and effort necessary for this renewed accreditation was substantial, and our compliance with the AAAHC’s standards reflects our ongoing commitment to self-evaluation and continuous improvement.”

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by the AAAHC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by the AAAHC’s expert surveyors – volunteer physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care and bring a “real world” understanding to the accreditation process.

The mission of the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop-University Hospital is to provide each child with the best possible chance for recovery through superior medical care in a nurturing, outpatient setting. Positioned within the framework of Winthrop’s broad-based pediatric medical and research programs, the Center meets the complex needs of its patients and families with an uncompromising dedication to safeguarding and enhancing lives.

For more information about Winthrop-University Hospital’s Cancer Center for Kids, visit www.winthrop.org/cck or call (516) 663-9400.

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