What does our accreditation mean for you?
We are accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACOS). This means you or your loved one can receive top-tier, state-of-the-art, comprehensive cancer care all within a few miles from home. That’s because the Commission on Cancer only grants national accreditation to those facilities who are committed to providing cancer diagnosis and treatment that goes above and beyond national standards.
At Faith Regional, our multidisciplanary cancer care team uses state-of-the-art services and technology to coordinate the cutting-edge cancer treatment options and comprehensive care. We offer patient-centered services, treatment planning based on evidence-based national treatment guidelines and life-long follow-up care. Our accreditation ensures you are getting the right treatment, at the right time, and in the right place.
We hold ourselves to a rigorous standard of not only meeting the ACOS Accreditation standards, but exceeding them. In 2010, we earned five commendations, recognizing achievement above and beyond the expected standards which are awarded to less than half of all surveyed programs in the U.S. In 2013, Faith Regional received another three-year accreditation with commendation.
How we earn accreditation
To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
Like all CoC-accredited facilities, Faith Regional maintains a cancer registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a joint program of the CoC and American Cancer Society (ACS). This nationwide oncology outcomes database is the largest clinical disease registry in the world. Data on all types of cancer are tracked and analyzed through the NCDB and used to explore trends in cancer care. CoC-accredited cancer centers, in turn, have access to information derived from this type of data analysis, which is used to create national, regional, and state benchmark reports. These reports help CoC facilities with their quality improvement efforts. Click here to view our quality reports about the treatment of breast cancer in women at Faith Regional compared to other accredited cancer programs and our 2014 report on rectal cancer outcomes.