Capital Health Cancer Center, located at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell, has received national accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). To earn accreditation for a three-year term, a cancer program must meet 34 quality care standards established by the CoC, be evaluated every three years through an extensive survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Capital Health last earned this accreditation in 2019.
As a CoC-accredited cancer center, Capital Health takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires individualized care among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care.
The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for Capital Health Cancer Center to maintain its high quality through various programs that focus on the full spectrum of care, including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care. Patients also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services that seek to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.
Like all CoC-accredited facilities, Capital Health maintains a cancer registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a joint program of the CoC and American Cancer Society and the largest clinical disease registry in the world. CoC-accredited cancer centers use this data to create national, regional, and state benchmark reports that help CoC facilities with their quality improvement efforts.
Capital Health Cancer Center is the area’s most advanced provider of cancer treatment delivered by some of the most experienced medical experts trained in the most complex oncology issues. Visit capitalhealth.org/cancer to learn more.
PHOTO CAP: Capital Health Cancer Center, located at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell.