The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted Three-Year Accreditation to Grand View Health’s Cancer Program.
To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
Grand View Health is a member of the Penn Cancer Network, a select group of community hospitals throughout the tri-state area that work in collaboration with Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center to provide a full spectrum of today’s most advanced cancer care. Patients receiving radiation oncology services at Grand View are treated by Penn Medicine physicians.
“Our accreditation from the Commission on Cancer reflects the high quality of care and standards we deliver here at Grand View Health,” says Douglas Hughes, RN, BSN, MBA, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Grand View Health. “Our affiliation as part of the Penn Cancer Network has strengthened the level of cancer care available to people in Bucks and Montgomery counties.
In addition to earning CoC accreditation, Grand View Health’s Cancer Program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and is recognized as a Hidden Scar Center of Excellence for Hidden Scar Breast Surgery.
As a CoC-accredited cancer center, Grand View Health takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation 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 Grand View Health to advance the quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care, including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care.
When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient centered services, including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.
Like all CoC-accredited facilities, Grand View 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. Data on all types of cancer are tracked and analyzed through the NCDB and used to explore trends in cancer care.
When cancer patients choose to seek care at Grand View Health, they are gaining access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care close to home. The CoC provides the public with information on the resources, services, and cancer treatment experience for each CoC-accredited cancer program through the CoC Hospital Locator at https://www.facs.org/search/cancer-programs.
About the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer
Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. For more information, visit: www.facs.org/cancer.