Commission on Cancer Accreditation
Proud to be a nationally-accredited cancer program
Because of our high-quality, multidisciplinary cancer program, the Commission on Cancer (Coc), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), recognizes the Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center with Cancer Program Accreditation. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, our center met 100 percent of the 24 CoC quality care standards, demonstrating a level of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
The Commission on Cancer accreditation validates our multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among the many members of our team, which includes surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care.
About CoC Accreditation
The CoC Accreditation Program provides cancer programs with a framework to ensure high quality patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease and end-of-life care. When patients receive care at a CoC facility such as the Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling and patient centered services including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process and a survivorship care plan documenting the care each patient receives. Through all-encompassing support programs and services, the center’s survivorship program seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.
Using CoC guidance to ensure quality
Like all CoC-accredited facilities, the Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center maintains a cancer registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a joint program of the CoC and American Cancer Society. This nationwide oncology outcomes database is the largest clinical disease registry in the world. Data on all types of cancer are tracked and analyzed through the NCDB and used to explore trends in cancer care. CoC-accredited cancer centers, in turn, have access to information derived from data analysis, which is used to create national, regional and state benchmark reports. These reports help CoC facilities with their quality improvement efforts.