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Good Samaritan Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Good Samaritan Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Good Samaritan Cancer Center proudly announces that it has earned accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). To achieve CoC accreditation, Good Samaritan’s Cancer Program 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, Good Samaritan 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 health care professionals that specialize in caring for the cancer patient. Cancer patients benefit from having access to clinical trials, screening and prevention events, palliative care, genetic counseling, rehabilitation, oncology nutrition and survivorship services.

“I am very proud of the oncology program at Good Samaritan,” stated Jane Russell, Good Samaritan Director of Oncology Services. “We are very fortunate to have state-of-the-art equipment that ensures the world-class care we deliver. I want to thank everyone involved in helping us through the accreditation process.”

Good Samaritan’s Cancer Program maintains a cancer registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Database (NCDB), a joint initiative of the CoC and the American Cancer Society. The NCDB is a clinical oncology database sourced from hospital registry data collected from CoC-accredited facilities. These data are used to analyze and track patients with malignant neoplastic diseases, their treatments and their outcomes. Online reporting tools provide the program with comparative benchmarks for similar programs. In addition, the program has access to reporting tools for quality improvement, quality assurance and surveillance.

Accredited by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer since 1979. Good Samaritan’s outpatient Cancer Pavilion is a 25,000-square-foot comprehensive oncology care center, featuring one of the most advanced methods for delivering radiation therapy, a linear accelerator with IMRT. The Pavilion also has 12 fully equipped infusion suites and other amenities for patients and families. Located on the second floor of the Cancer Pavilion are medical oncology physician offices. Good Samaritan is the only Community Cancer Program in the county with CoC accreditation. For more information, visit: