St. Joseph Medical Center Earns Cancer Accreditation

St. Joseph Medical Center Earns Cancer Accreditation

12-20-2011

Kansas City, Mo.– St. Joseph Medical Center’s Cancer Program has earned a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. St. Joseph undertook an intensive evaluation process, which included an on-site review by a physician surveyor to ensure the medical center complies with stringent standards in areas such as cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, community outreach and quality improvement.

As an Accredited Cancer Program, St. Joseph provides comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment, and a multispecialty team approach to coordinate the best treatment options for patients. Patients also receive access to information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options, and the medical center’s cancer registry collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results for lifelong follow-up care.

“We are proud to have received the Commission on Cancer accreditation which recognizes the dedication and skill of our physicians and staff,” says Mike Dorsey, CEO, St. Joseph Medical Center.

Colleen Johnson, Regional Director of the Breast Center at St. Joseph, says, “This accreditation signifies to our patients that they are receiving the highest quality, compassionate care. It ensures that when they choose St. Joseph for their care, they will receive comprehensive treatment and support, not only for themselves, but their families as well.”

St. Joseph Medical Center is a 310-bed facility providing a wide range of acute care and outpatient services from a 24-hour emergency department to state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. St. Joseph has earned the Magnet designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing services. The accredited Stroke Center at St. Joseph provides advanced treatments available at few centers in the Kansas City area and the Breast Center is a nationally recognized leader in breast MRI biopsy. Visit St. Joseph on the Web at stjosephkc.com.

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