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Saint Francis earns three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer

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Wilmington –  Saint Francis Healthcare recently received Three-Year Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons.

The CoC recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality and multidisciplinary patient-centered care. CoC-accredited programs invest in systems to ensure supportive services and resources addressing the full continuum of cancer care are available to their community.

As a CoC-accredited program, Saint Francis Healthcare takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases requiring consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other cancer specialists.

The Saint Francis Healthcare Cancer Program provides services in all aspects of cancer care —from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up — in order to maintain the health and well-being of each patient. The Cancer Committee at Saint Francis, a multidisciplinary review board, oversees cancer services to continually improve patient care, patient outcomes and quality of life.

“The Saint Francis team guides patients through every step of cancer treatment,” said Dr. Andy Goberdhan, oncologist at Saint Francis Healthcare in a statement. “Recognition from the Commission on Cancer is a testament to the high-quality, compassionate cancer care we provide to the Wilmington community.”

To earn CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 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.

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