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Monday, May 12, 2014 - Memorial’s Cancer Center Receives National Achievement Award

The Lake Charles Memorial Cancer Center was recently granted the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Outstanding Achievement Award for 2013. Memorial is one of 74 cancer programs in the United States and the only cancer program in Louisiana, surveyed in 2013, to receive the award.

“These 74 cancer programs surveyed in 2013 currently represent the best of the best—so to speak—when it comes to cancer care,” says Daniel P. McKellar, MD, FACS, Chair of the CoC.  “Each of these facilities is not just meeting nationally recognized standards for the delivery of quality cancer care, they are exceeding them.”

The 74 award-winning, cancer-care programs represent approximately 14 percent of programs surveyed by the CoC in 2013.

Established in 2004, the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. 

Programs are evaluated on 34 cancer program standards categorized within one of five cancer program activity areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, cancer conferences, clinical services and quality improvement.  Programs are further evaluated on seven commendation standards.  

Award recipients must have received commendation ratings in all seven commendation standards, in addition to receiving a compliance rating for each of the 34 cancer program standards.  For more information on program standards, visit:

For a list of these award winning cancer programs visit:


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