Rose Cancer Center: Accredited by the Commission on Cancer

Commission on Cancer

Rose Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The CoC recognizes cancer care programs for commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, multidisciplinary patient centered care.

Only 25% of hospitals have been accredited by the Commission on Cancer. By choosing an accredited program, you are assured that the program is leading-edge, comprehensive and committed to quality.

By choosing the Rose Cancer Center Commission on Cancer Accredited Facility, our patients have access to:

  • Leading-edge comprehensive care that incorporates state-of-the-art treatments and equipment
  • A multidisciplinary team that works collaboratively to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Access to cancer-related education and support
  • A cancer registry that collects data about cancer stage, type and treatment; offering lifelong patient follow-up
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care

The CoC was established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons as a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard –setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care.

Several of the standards that the Commission on Cancer created require cancer programs to dedicate resources for assisting patients to not only find the right treatment options but to also help them with the emotional, social, financial and physical impact of a cancer diagnosis. CoC accredited programs have demonstrated that they provide these resources.

The Accreditation Program, a component of the CoC, sets quality-of-care standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs to ensure they conform to those standards. Accreditation by the CoC is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. To maintain accreditation, facilities with CoC-accredited cancer programs must undergo an on-site review every three years.