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March 16, 2014

NRH earns accreditation for cancer program

NORMAN — The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer program at Norman Regional Hospital. Norman Regional’s cancer program was first accredited in 1993, so this marks its 20th year of accreditation.

To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every 3 years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-year accreditation with commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey.

Because it is a CoC-accredited cancer center, Norman Regional takes 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. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care.

“Our team at Norman Regional is dedicated to providing quality care with a compassionate spirit to cancer patients,” David Whitaker, President and CEO of Norman Regional Health System said. “From our Cancer Management Center to our Oncology/Palliative Care Unit to our multi-disciplinary cancer committee, our team of experts is ready to care for those battling cancer. Our health system also provides resources to the community, such as our Cancer Survivor Center which is in partnership with the American Cancer Society and hosting free cancer screenings for the public throughout the year. We are dedicated to fighting this disease.”

The CoC accreditation program provides the framework for Norman Regional to improve its quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long followup for recurrent disease and end-of-life care.

When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, patient-centered services including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

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