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Published on September 08, 2014

Palos earns National Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the cancer program at Palos. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 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. 

Accreditation by the CoC for cancer programs ensures patients at Palos receive:

  • Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • A multidisciplinary team approach for the best available treatment options
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Access to prevention and early detection programs, education and support services
  • A cancer registry that offers lifelong patient follow-up
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
  • Quality care close to home

“Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer further exemplifies the quality cancer care offered at Palos,” says Terrence Moisan, M.D., interim CEO of Palos Community Hospital. “From detection and treatment to cancer rehabilitation, Palos offers an array of services to meet the health care needs of our community.”