Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Care Receives National Outstanding Achievement Award - June 14, 2013 - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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Published on June 14, 2013

Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Care Receives National Outstanding Achievement Award

Milwaukee, Wisconsin —Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Care programs in Southeast Wisconsin were recently presented with the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Care is one of a select group of only 79 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year. The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

The purpose of the award is to raise awareness on the importance of providing quality cancer care at healthcare institutions throughout the U.S. In addition, it is intended to:

  • Motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of care.
  • Facilitate dialogue between award recipients and healthcare professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices.
  • Encourage honorees to serve as quality-care resources to other cancer programs.
  • Educate cancer patients on available quality-care options.

Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Care was evaluated on 29 program standards categorized within one of four cancer program activity areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services and quality improvement.  Our program was further evaluated on eight commendation standards. To be eligible, all award recipients must have received commendation ratings in seven commendation standards, in addition to receiving a compliance rating for each of the 29 other standards.

View a complete list of award recipients.

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