11/29/2012

WVU Healthcare recognized for its cancer program

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Healthcare and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center have once again been recognized by the American College of Surgeons (ACOS) Commission on Cancer for providing high-quality cancer care.  

The Commission granted the WVU Healthcare Cancer Program a three-year accreditation award with commendation following a survey in October that rates the performance of cancer facilities compared to the commission’s standards of quality care.

“I am very proud to say that our cancer program received an outstanding review by the commission on cancer,” Jame Abraham, M.D., medical director of the Cancer Service Line for WVU Healthcare and the Cancer Center, said. “A three-year accreditation award with commendation is the best we can achieve in this survey.”

“It is an honor to receive re-accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer,” Cancer Review Committee Chair Hannah Hazard, M.D., said. “As a national organization that reviews all the accredited cancer centers in the country, the re-accreditation with commendation is a clear signal of the Cancer Center’s commitment to the care of cancer patients in our region.”

Cancer program surveys are performed every three years at facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment and are able to comply with established commission standards.

Christine Metheny, manager of technicians for WVU Healthcare’s Health Information Management, and cancer registrars Pam Moats, April Feathers, Carrie Abruzzino and Brooke Beckman 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, Director of Public Affairs, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuhealthcare.com
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