Mercy Cancer Center at Mercy Suburban Hospital Earns Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from Commission on Cancer (CoC)
EAST NORRITON, PA (March 25, 2014): Mercy Cancer Center at Mercy Suburban Hospital recently received a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.
The Cancer Center, which was surveyed in September, was compliant with the CoC’s 30 standards, even receiving three commendations during the survey. Those commendations were given for: adhering to College of American Pathologists (CAP) protocols, nursing care (oncology nursing care is provided by nurses with specialized knowledge and skills) and abstracting timeliness (patient cases are abstracted within six months following the date of first contact with the program).
“Creating a quality program takes time, commitment and effort. Although the Commission on Cancer accreditation process is completely voluntary, it is our pledge to patients and their families they will have quality treatment — start to finish,” explained Robert DiDomenico, administrative director of the Oncology Program at Mercy Suburban Hospital. “We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and humbled to be an accredited and commended facility.”
CoC accreditation ensures access to the full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and support for patients with cancer and their families.
Mercy Cancer Center at Mercy Suburban Hospital, conveniently located on the campus of Mercy Suburban Hospital, provides patients with the latest oncology treatment technology along with access to their care providers through the entire journey — from diagnosis to treatment. Mercy Cancer Center offers leading-edge cancer treatment, including advanced radiation technology. Patients receiving chemotherapy have access to private, spacious infusion bays in the Center’s peaceful, soothing environment.