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
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.