Goshen Center for Cancer Care has earned reaccreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a national quality program of the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation evaluates continuous quality improvement of cancer services through an onsite visit and data reporting to the National Cancer Database, a joint initiative of the CoC and the American Cancer Society.
“In addition to requiring a multidisciplinary approach, this accreditation emphasizes the importance of providing care at every level – from screening, prevention and genetic counseling through treatment, rehabilitation and survivorship services,” said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health President and CEO. “We appreciate this recognition of our commitment to providing comprehensive cancer care to our community.”
To be accredited by the CoC, Goshen Center for Cancer Care treats cancer as a complex group of diseases requiring consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other healthcare professionals who specialize in caring for cancer patients. Patients and their families benefit from access to clinical trials, screening and prevention, palliative care, genetic counseling, rehabilitation, oncology nutrition and survivorship services.
Participating in the CoC accreditation program gives cancer centers comparative benchmarks for similar programs, as well as reporting tools for quality improvement, quality assurance and surveillance. Accreditation is effective for three years. Goshen Center for Cancer Care has been accredited by the CoC – and met its standards – since 2004.