Cancer Center Receives National Quality Award
This award recognizes programs that achieve excellence in providing the highest quality of care to cancer patients. Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Cancer Center is southwest Louisiana’s leader in cancer care. Our team of oncologists, hematologists, surgeons, nurses and technicians are skilled in treating not only the cancer, but the whole patient. The 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) puts Lake Charles Memorial in a select group of only 74 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year. Medical milestones are happening everyday at Memorial proving that it’s not how far you travel for cancer treatment, but the caliber and compassion of those who dedicate their lives to fighting the cancer battle.
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) and Memorial’s cancer treatment program has held CoC accreditation continuously since 1993. The hospital recently received an additional three-year approval rating with seven commendations based on its compliance with the 36 CoC standards. This special accreditation is given only to facilities that voluntarily commit to providing excellence in diagnostics and treatment of cancer, and that undergo a rigorous on-site evaluation process to review their performance. The logo signifies that the program has voluntarily met the Commission on Cancer’s standards, and has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Click here for a downloadable patient brochure about CoC accreditation.
Our Cancer Center provides prevention and early detection services, diagnostic treatment, patient navigator, and clinical options such as pain management, research, rehabilitation and support services that include discharge planning and nutritional support, counseling for patients and family members, pastoral care and home health care. We understand that a cancer diagnosis can be scary, and that’s why we, at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, encourage you to take advantage of not only our innovative treatment options, but also our strong support groups and services. When it comes to your medical and emotional well-being, Memorial strives everyday to build a better patient experience for every patient.