The Maurer Family Cancer Care Center at Wood County Hospital recently earned accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). To achieve CoC accreditation, the Cancer Center underwent a site visit to confirm the program’s compliance with accreditation standards that evaluate the cancer care services offered by the program.
As a CoC-accredited cancer center, the Maurer Family Cancer Care Center applies a multidisciplinary approach and treats cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other healthcare professionals who specialize in caring for the cancer patient. Cancer patients at the center benefit from having access to clinical trials, screenings and prevention efforts, palliative care, genetic counseling, rehabilitation, oncology nutrition and survivorship services.
The Maurer Family Cancer Care Center records cancer cases and shares information with the National Cancer Database (NCDB), a collaboration between the CoC and the American Cancer Society. The NCDB is a database from hospital records of CoC-accredited facilities and helps to analyze and monitor patients with cancer, their treatments and results, comparing data with similar programs. The center also uses reporting tools for quality improvement, quality assurance and surveillance.
“I am beyond proud of all the hard work and collaboration between the nurses, hospital staff, registrars, administrators and physicians who have contributed their time to help reach this goal. Not only does this achievement recognize the high quality of cancer care available to our community, but it will also allow us to directly benchmark our results with other exceptional cancer centers so we can continue to grow and improve our programs.” – Dr. Dhaval Parikh, medical director, Maurer Family Cancer Care Center
“The Commission on Cancer Accreditation marks another milestone in the growth and development of the Maurer Family Cancer Center in our effort to provide comprehensive coordinated oncology care for the Wood County region. I continue to be impressed with the dedication and commitment of our amazing caregiver team at Maurer in their drive to offer exceptional cancer care for our patients” – Stan Korducki, president, WCH
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