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Winthrop�s Cancer Institute Re-Accredited by American College of Surgeons

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted three-year Accreditation with Commendation to The Cancer Institute at Winthrop-University Hospital.

Winthrop�s Cancer Institute was granted reaccreditation after a rigorous evaluation process and review of its compliance with the following standards � cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement.

�Accreditation emphasizes and validates Winthrop-University Hospital�s commitment to its patients and physicians to provide the resources to ensure the highest quality patient care, diagnostics and treatments, which all result in marked improvements in survivorship,� said Richard Rivera, MPH, MT, LCLT, CHE, Vice President, Administration at Winthrop.

�It is estimated that accredited programs diagnose and treat 80 percent of all new cancer cases annually in the United States,� added Eva Chalas, MD, Director of Clinical Cancer Services, Vice-Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Winthrop.

�Winthrop�s CoC reaccreditation with commendation is a tremendous achievement that we are all very proud of.�

Patients of Winthrop�s Cancer Institute benefit from the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of cancers. From stereotactic biopsy techniques for abnormalities and computer-guided systems that create a virtual �roadmap� during surgery, to the most advanced computerized treatment planning and delivery system for radiation therapy, Winthrop�s Cancer Institute is at the forefront of caring for cancer patients of all ages.

For more information about The Cancer Institute at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP
Vol. 21, No. 2
Fall 2011

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