Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center was recently granted re-accreditation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a group 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.
In order to earn CoC accreditation, cancer centers 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. The Singletary Oncology Center has been accredited by the CoC since 1991.
“Earning this accreditation again is a tremendous accomplishment for Archbold and our patients,” said Rebecca Troyer, PhD., Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology administrator.
The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for Archbold to continue enhancing quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs focusing on the full spectrum of cancer care.
Patients at the Singletary Oncology Center have access to state-of-the-art clinical trials and cancer treatments, counseling, a patient navigation program, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.
“We value our patients and want to give them the best care possible,” said Troyer. “This accreditation is validation that our Center is focused on providing the very best patient-centered care possible.”