Main Line Health Cancer Care earns national accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Silver-Level Commendation to Main Line Health Cancer Care. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Main Line Health is one of 55 health systems in the nation to receive an Integrated Network Cancer Program (INCP) system accreditation.

 

“This award reflects the incredible work and dedication of our oncology team across our System,” said Michael Walker, MD, MLH Cancer Care Medical Director. “Each day our cancer experts focus on providing high-quality care and a superior experience, ensuring that our patients have access to advanced technology for the best possible outcomes throughout the communities we serve.”

 

The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for Main Line Health to improve its quality of 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 and survivorship. Main Line Health cares for over 3,300 cancer patients a year and utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer using the collective expertise of surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists.

 

When patients receive care at a Main Line Health Cancer Care facility, they also have access to leading clinical trials through the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP); Main Line Health is one of 34 community programs in the country awarded this prestigious grant to support clinical trial research. Main Line Health Cancer Care patients also benefit from advanced genetic counseling, psycho-social and nutritional support, patient navigators, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and improves cancer survivors’ quality of life. The cancer program also maintains a robust cancer registry to support quality initiatives and to contribute to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a nationwide oncology outcomes database.

 

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