12/16/2009

WVU cancer program recognized

 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Cancer care at West Virginia University Hospitals continues to be highly rated by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. 

The WVU cancer program garnered a full three-year accreditation with commendation and no citations -- the best possible report, said Jame Abraham, M.D., medical director of WVU’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.

“Our program received a “1” rating, with commendation,” Abraham said.  “That’s the highest rating possible and is a reflection of the work our healthcare team does in the clinic every day.
The physician surveyor who evaluated us said WVU’s Cancer Center is one of the best cancer programs he visited in the east coast.”

The Commission on Cancer has accredited more than 1,400 cancer programs in the United States and Puerto Rico. The accreditation came after the Cancer Center voluntarily requested the evaluation.

“All the people in the cancer center work hard day in and day out to provide outstanding, state-of-the-art patient care and their efforts are being recognized at a national level,” said Magesh Sundaram, M.D., chief of the Surgical Oncology Division in the Department of Surgery at WVU. 

Christine Metheny, HIM Manager of Technicians, and Cancer Registrars Pam Moats, April Feathers and Carrie Abruzzino, compiled data and statistics of the cancer program from the years 2006-2009 that validated and documented the interdisciplinary team work by the Cancer Programs and Cancer Review Committee.

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer has recognized WVU’s Cancer Program for providing the best in cancer care since 1981.
 

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
SS: 12-10-09

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