Titusville, FL (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted three-year full accreditation to the Cancer Program at Parrish Medical Center, located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, Fla. “Parrish Medical Center is proud to be recognized for its clinical excellence in cancer care because it is recognition of the exceptional people we have dedicated to caring for the community we serve,” said George Mikitarian, Parrish Medical Center President/CEO.
Accreditation by the CoC is earned by those facilities that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their cancer care outcomes. Only 30 percent of facilities in the U.S. have earned CoC accreditation, but those facilities treat 71 percent of all new cancers. Receiving care at a CoC-approved cancer program ensures that a patient will have access to:
- Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the art services and equipment
- Multispecialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
- Access to cancer-related information, education, and support
- A cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up
- Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
- And, most importantly, quality care close to home
Three-year accreditation is earned following an on-site evaluation during which the facility demonstrates a level of compliance with the CoC’s Cancer Program Standards, including program management, clinical services, continuum of care, patient outcomes, and data quality. These categories align with the current healthcare focus on patient-centered care coordination, quality, and outcomes.
For more information about Parrish Medical Center’s Cancer Program, visit parrishmed.com.
About the CoC
Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-settings, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and 42 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care. For more information about the Commission on Cancer, visit our website at http://www.facs.org/cancer/index.html.
About Parrish Medical Center
Parrish Medical Center, located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, Florida, is a 210-bed, not-for-profit acute care public medical center serving North Brevard County for more than 50 years. The Joint Commission named PMC as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, recognizing PMC for “exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.” The hospital is the only Brevard County hospital to earn four consecutive “A” safety ratings from the Leapfrog Group, an independent, national not-for-profit organization founded more than a decade ago by the nation¹s leading employers and private healthcare experts. PMC has been ranked by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as Central Florida’s No. 1 hospital, America’s No. 5 independent public hospital, and in the top six percent of all U.S. hospitals. The medical center has also earned four disease-specific certification gold seals from the Joint Commission in acute coronary syndrome, breast cancer, heart failure and stroke. For more information, visit http://www.parrishmed.com.