Canton, Ohio: The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) has again given Mercy Cancer Center a full three-year accreditation with commendation for a survey conducted last November. Mercy has been accredited since 1986 as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program.
Among the different levels of commendation, Mercy received the highest gold status for commendation on all seven of the most significant standards. Additionally, the CoC report cites full compliance with the other 27 non-commendation standards.
“This achievement is a direct reflection of the highly qualified and caring physicians and personnel involved with Mercy Cancer Center,” says Karen Coughlin, RN, MSN, administrative director of Mercy Cancer Center. “Cancer patients and their families can be confident in the quality of care they receive at Mercy while staying close to home.” There are currently more than 1,500 CoC-accredited cancer programs across the country, representing just 30 percent of all hospitals nation-wide. CoC-accredited facilities diagnose and/or treat more than 70 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer patients, ensuring the very best in cancer care.
In 2015, the CoC also awarded Mercy Cancer Center the Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in cancer care for the third consecutive time. Mercy was one of just 75 facilities nationwide to earn the award.here for media inquiries