BID-Plymouth is one of only two hospitals in Massachusetts to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award
Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth’s Cancer Program was named a recipient of the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award. This prestigious award, which acknowledges cancer programs that provide the highest quality care to cancer patients, was presented to a select group of accredited programs across the country, including two in Massachusetts.
“These 50 cancer care programs currently represent the best of the best when it comes to cancer care,” said Daniel P. McKellar, MD, FACS, Chair of the CoC. “Each of these facilities is not just meeting nationally recognized standards for the delivery of quality care, they are exceeding them.” The number of recipients represents fewer than 12 percent of programs surveyed nationally.
The purpose of this award is to raise the bar on quality cancer care, with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness about high-quality, patient-centered care.
• Recognizes cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.
• Motivates other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of care.
• Facilitates dialogue between award recipients and health care professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices.
• Encourages honorees to serve as quality-care resources to other cancer programs.
“Receiving the Outstanding Achievement award is a great accomplishment for the Cancer Center and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff,” said Cancer Center Medical Director Dr. Matthew Koomey, “We’re proud to be recognized as one of two cancer programs in Massachusetts to receive this recognition.”
To receive this honor, programs are evaluated by a physician surveyor on 34 cancer program standards categorized within four cancer program activity areas, such as cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, and quality improvement. Seven of the 34 standards are evaluated as to whether they will receive commendation. Award recipients must have received commendation ratings in all of those seven commendation standards, in addition to receiving a compliance rating for each of the other 27 cancer program standards.
BID-Plymouth’s Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center provides complete cancer care, from early detection and diagnosis to the latest therapies and clinical trials. The Cancer Center is committed to giving patients access to excellent treatment from nationally-recognized doctors, advanced technology, personalized care, and understanding support.
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth is a not-for-profit organization serving 12 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. BID-Plymouth is part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center family of hospitals. Established in 1901 as Jordan Hospital, BID-Plymouth is a full-service, 155-bed acute care community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.
About Commission on Cancer
The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. Its membership includes fellows of the American College of Surgeons and representatives of 47 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care.
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