Commission on Cancer

Since 1978 the cancer program at Saint Francis Hospital has been continuously accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer(CoC).

Outstanding Achievement Award

We're honored to receive the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award by the CoC. Saint Francis is in a select group of only 75 U.S. healthcare facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year. The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

Our cancer program was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within one of four cancer program activity areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services and quality improvement. The cancer program was further evaluated on seven commendation standards. To be eligible, all award recipients must have received commendation ratings in all seven commendation standards, in addition to receiving a compliance rating for each of the 27 other standards.

The CoC conducts an on-site survey every three years to ensure compliance with current program standards.

View this list to see all the cancer programs in the U.S. that received the award in 2014.

Commission on Cancer