Tuesday, June 03, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Presbyterian Cancer Center recently received the prestigious 2008 Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons.
The award is based on a rigorous on-site evaluation that examines process and performance within multiple areas of a cancer center, including: cancer committee leadership, data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement. Only a few programs across the country achieve the coveted designation, and those who do are recognized as delivering the highest levels of cancer care.
Presbyterian Hospital has been part of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer since 1988. They were the first in North Carolina to be designated as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program.
"In addition to offering the latest diagnostic and treatment options, our Cancer Center is unique in the services it offers to the patients," says Barbara LiPira, vice president of oncology services. "Everything, from our Second Opinion Clinics to our Buddy Kemp Caring House to our Strides to Strength rehabilitation program is designed to meet and exceed the needs of our patients during a difficult time. We truly believe in treating the whole person, not just the disease, and this Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes our effort to do so."
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