Cancer Program at Saint Francis Hospital – Memphis
Receives 3-Year Accreditation with Commendation
From Commission on Cancer
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the cancer program at Saint Francis Hospital – Memphis. A facility receives a three-year accreditation with commendation following an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor. During the evaluation, the facility demonstrates a commendation level of compliance with 36 standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement).
“I am always impressed by the quality of our oncology staff and by the care they provide,” said David Archer, chief executive officer of Saint Francis Hospital – Memphis. “This recognition by the Commission on Cancer underscores their achievement in this critically important medical field.”
The accreditation program, a component of the Commission on Cancer, sets quality-of-care standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs to ensure they conform to those standards. Approval by the Commission on Cancer is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care.