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