Accredited by the Commission on Cancer
South County Hospital’s Cancer Program is accredited with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. Considered to be the gold standard for cancer programs, accreditation by the CoC means patients can be assured they will receive high quality patient-centered care.
Hospitals that earn this accreditation take a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists.
When patients receive care at a CoC facility like South County Hospital, they know they will be provided with:
- Comprehensive, patient-centered care through a multidisciplinary team approach
- Access to information on a clinical trials and new treatment options
- Ongoing monitoring of care and lifelong patient follow-up
- Psycho-social support and survivorship care
- Continuous quality improvements in patient care. As a CoC accredited program, South County Hospital has demonstrated an important commitment to providing all patients with access to services they need from diagnosis through treatment, rehabilitation, and survivorship care.
Like all CoC-accredited facilities, South County Hospital maintains a Cancer Registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a joint program of the CoC and American Cancer Society. This nationwide oncology outcomes database is the largest clinical disease registry in the world. Data on all types of cancer are tracked and analyzed through the NCDB and used to explore trends in cancer care.