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Cancer Center Receives Quality Care Accreditation


Redeemer Health in partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer, a quality program affiliated with the American College of Surgeons. Qualifying for “Comprehensive Community Cancer Program” accreditation means it meets 34 quality care standards and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. 

Accreditation provides focus on quality for cancer prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care, explained William Scarlett, DO, Sr. VP of Cancer Care at Redeemer Health in partnership with MD Anderson at Cooper, and Medical Director of Health Care Delivery at Holy Redeemer Hospital. “As an accredited center, we take a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care,” he said.

This achievement also gives patients access to information about clinical trials and new treatments. Included are genetic counseling, psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives.

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