But Lake Charles Memorial's Cancer Center Does.
Whether you are living with it, know someone who is living with it, or are like us, working day in and day out to help those struggling with cancer, having access to the latest detection and treatment technology is a key factor in living with the disease. 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. Add to this, the cutting edge technology comparable to those found in Houston and New Orleans, and it is understandable why Memorial is Number 1 when it comes to cancer care. 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 provides prevention and early detection services, diagnostic treatment and other 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 is proud to be everything your healthcare should be.
CoC Accreditation challenges cancer programs to enhance the care they provide by addressing patient-centered needs and measuring the quality of the care they deliver against national standards. The CoC encompasses the best minds in cancer care utilizing expertise from the entire oncology community to set the highest standards of care for CoC-accredited cancer programs. CoC Accreditation provides value through improved patient outcomes across all domains of care: access and service, satisfaction and well-being, quality of care and cancer outcomes.