Ingalls Honored

For Outstanding Cancer Achievement

The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC) has awarded Ingalls Cancer Care the Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in cancer care. Ingalls is one of only 80 institutions nationwide to earn the award, along with the CoC's three-year re-accreditation with commendation for the fourth consecutive survey cycle (survey cycles in 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018). Fewer than 20 percent of cancer programs in the United States attain this superior recognition.

The award recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care with dedicated resources to provide quality treatment and supportive care services to cancer patients close to home.

"We're thrilled to be recognized as one of the finest cancer programs in the nation," says Mark F. Kozloff, M.D., Medical Director of Ingalls Cancer Care.

ollowing the commission's survey, Ingalls' cancer program was shown to be in full compliance with all 36 of the care standards. In addition, Ingalls received commendation status for all eight eligible commendation standards.

The CoC assesses cancer programs in six different areas, including cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement.

Commission approval is given only to those institutions that voluntarily commit to excellent cancer care and a rigorous review of their performance.

"Receiving care at a CoC-approved cancer program like Ingalls ensures that a patient has access to the full spectrum of high quality, comprehensive cancer care… close to home," he added.

Ingalls offers a full range of cancer care services, from prevention through diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation as well as survivorship. Ingalls also offers access to more than 50 active cancer research studies, affording patients the most advanced treatments available anywhere.

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