ASHEBORO - Randolph Cancer Center recently received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), making it one of an elite few in the entire state this year to receive this distinguished award.
“This is a huge honor and reflects the outstanding services provided by Randolph Cancer Center,” said Dr. Robert McGee, Cancer Committee Chairman, Randolph Hospital. “When Randolph Cancer Center is one of only four centers in the entire state to receive this distinction during this year’s accreditation cycle – it is a testament to the caliber of services provided by our facility.”
The Outstanding Achievement Award is awarded through the Commission on Cancer and is awarded above and beyond the traditional cancer accreditation. This award is used to recognize those cancer programs that excel in providing quality care to cancer patients. To receive this high honor, a cancer program is thoroughly evaluated in eight areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, cancer registry operation, clinical management, research, professional education and staff support, community outreach and quality improvement.
“This is the second time Randolph Cancer Center has received this honor and it won’t be our last. The shared commitment and consultation of our entire cancer team of surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other cancer specialists represents a multidisciplinary cooperative approach to cancer treatment and contributes to the quality of care our patients receive,” said Dr. McGee. “This award validates our work and ensures that our patients are receiving the best possible cancer care.”
Randolph Cancer Center received its three year renewal cancer accreditation from the CoC in late 2010, but just recently received word of the additional Outstanding Achievement Award. As an accredited facility, patients at Randolph Cancer Center can be assured they have access to the best cancer services including:
- Quality care close to home.
- Comprehensive care offering a range of state-of-the art services and equipment.
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options available to cancer patients.
- Participation in cancer clinical trials, education and support.
- Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care.
- Programs for screening and early detection of various types of cancer.
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 1.5 million new cancer cases were diagnosed in 2010. Currently, there are more than 1,400 CoC-Approved Cancer Programs in the United States and Puerto Rico, representing close to 25 percent of all hospitals. This 25 percent of hospitals diagnose and/or treat 80 percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients each year.
“Randolph Cancer Center is proud to have achieved the standards necessary to be awarded this distinction, but the real benefit isn’t the distinction at all, but the fact that our patients are receiving the highest level of care – and only three other centers in the state, during this year’s accreditation cycle, can say the same,” said Dr. McGee.
Randolph Cancer Center is a collaborative effort of Randolph Hospital and Moses Cone Health System and provides comprehensive cancer care. Benefits of this collaboration include expert cancer care and participation in National Cancer Institute-approved research trials close to home.
To learn more about the services provided by the Randolph Cancer Center, please visit www.randolphcancercenter.org.
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