Winthrop's Cancer Program Approved by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons


Vol. 12, No. 3
December, 2002

  • A Vision Moves One Step Closer to Reality - Ground Breaks on Winthrop's New Heart Surgery Center and Pediatric Inpatient Center

  • Winthrop Ranked Among Best in New York State for Bypass Surgery

  • New, Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Unit Opens at Winthrop - Provides Specialized Care for Children's Unique Needs

  • Pediatric Asthma Parents Support Group - Try talking with others about AsthmaĆ’

  • Club W Reinvents the 1940's in All It's Glory at Winthrop's Annual Gala

  • Winthrop's Rheumatoid Arthritis Center Offers Treatment, Relief From Chronic Pain of Joint Disease

  • Winthrop Pediatric Opthalmologist Performs New, Successful Surgery on Patient with Rare Eye Disorder

  • From Hospital to Home, Winthrop Provides New Moms with Tools for Breastfeeding Success

  • Winthrop Named New York State Regional Perinatal Center - One of Only 18 Centers in all of New York State to Receive Prestigious Designation

  • Winthrop Receives Department Of Education Statewide Award For Employment Of People With Disabilities

  • Winthrop's New Website - Winthrop.org Goes Live!

  • 'Celebrate America Fun-Fest- Benefits Winthrop's Cancer Center For Kids - Governor George Pataki, Senator Michael Balboni, Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Hughes, Make Special Guest Appearances

  • Golfers Tee Off to Benefit Withrop's Institute for Heart Care at 17th Annual Golf Tournament

  • Assemblywoman Maureen O-Connell 'Reaches Out and Reads' to Local Children at Winthrop Pediatrics

  • Judging a Book by its Cover - All 3,000 of Them

  • Winthrop's Cancer Program Approved by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

  • Vascular Laboratory at Winthrop Achieves ICAVL Reaccredidation

  • 'Tis the Season for Giving

  • Senator Michael A.L. Balboni Sponsors $200,000 Bioterrorism Grant for Winthrop

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  • Pinthrop's Institute for Cancer Care has been recognized and granted approval by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as offering high-quality cancer care.

    Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1932, the Approvals Program sets standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs to make sure they conform to those standards. Only one in four hospitals that treat cancer receive this special approval.

    "We are honored to have received this national distinction by the Commission on Cancer," said Daniel Walsh, President and CEO of Winthrop. "We are committed to offering quality, comprehensive patient care to our community, and our team of medical specialists provide the best in diagnosis and treatment of cancer."

    Receiving care at a Commission on Cancer approved program ensures that a patient will have access to:

    • Quality care close to home
    • Comprehensive care offering a range of state-of- the-art services and equipment
    • A multispecialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options available to cancer patients
    • Information about cancer clinical trials, education and support
    • Lifelong patient follow-up through a cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results
    • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
    Approval by the Commission on Cancer is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in diagnosis and treatment of cancer and to undergo a rigorous evaluation process and a review of its performance. In order to maintain approval, facilities with approved cancer programs must undergo an on'site review every three years.

    For further information on Winthrop's Institute for Cancer Care, or a referral to a Winthrop cancer specialist, call 866-WINTHROP.



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