Cancer Center Receives Accreditation Renewal

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Center was recently granted a Three-Year Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) following an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor.

The Memorial Cancer Center has held CoC accreditation since 1993 and he CoC accreditation is based on compliance with 36 standards of quality care set forth by the CoC.

Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, 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. CoC accredited cancer programs are dedicated to providing the best in patient-centered care.

Receiving care at the Commission on Cancer-Accredited Cancer Center at Memorial ensures that a patient will have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • A multispecialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Access to cancer-related information, education and support
  • A cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
  • Quality care close to home.