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Winthrop Earns Cancer Reaccreditation



The Institute for Cancer Care at Winthrop has once again received a stamp of approval by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. Winthrop is among only 25 percent of hospitals nationwide to receive this prestigious recognition, which represents the Hospital’s commitment to upholding the highest standards in delivering quality cancer care to patients.

“Winthrop is proud to have earned this impressive honor from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer yet again,” said John F. Collins, President and CEO of Winthrop-University Hospital. “This distinction is another example of our continued commitment to providing superior medical care to every individual that comes to Winthrop for healthcare and healing.”

Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1922, the Commission on Cancer 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. Winthrop’s renowned Institute for Cancer Care was granted approval upon a rigorous evaluation process and review of its compliance with the following standards – cancer committee leadership, data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement.

Receiving care at a Commission on Cancer-approved program ensures patients have access to:
  • Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment;
  • A multispecialty team approach to coordinate the best treatment options;
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options;
  • Cancer-related information, education and support;
  • A cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up;
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care;
  • Quality care close to home.
Vol. 19, No. 2
Summer 2009

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