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April 7, 2020

Faith Regional Receives Outstanding Achievement Award from Commission on Cancer

Commission on Cancer 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award iconThe Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted Faith Regional Health Services its 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award. Faith Regional was one of 49 accredited cancer programs across the United States and one of three cancer programs in Nebraska recognized. Award criteria were based on qualitative and quantitative surveys of cancer programs conducted throughout the year. Visit the ACS web site for the complete list of these award-winning programs.

“We’re honored to be a recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award,” said Jeff Windeshausen, Director of Radiology and Radiation Oncology at Faith Regional. “This award reflects the dedication of the many talented and knowledgeable physicians and healthcare professionals working collaboratively to provide exemplary care for our patients. Our true focus will always be on providing the best outcomes and care for the people we serve.”

The purpose of the award is to raise the bar on quality cancer care, with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness about quality care choices among cancer patients and their loved ones. In addition, the award is intended to:

  • Recognize those cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients
  • Motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of care
  • Facilitate dialogue between award recipients and health care professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices
  • Encourage honorees to serve as quality-care resources to other cancer programs

“More and more, we’re finding that patients and their families want to know how the health care institutions in their communities compare with one another,” said Lawrence N. Shulman, MD, MACP, Chair of the CoC. “They want access to information in terms of who’s providing the best quality of care, and they want to know about overall patient outcomes. Through this recognition program, I’d like to think we’re playing a small but vital role in helping them make informed decisions on their cancer care.”

The 49 award-winning cancer care programs represent approximately seven percent of programs surveyed by the CoC January 1–December 31, 2019. “These cancer programs currently represent the best of the best when it comes to cancer care,” added Dr. Shulman. “Each of these facilities is not just meeting nationally recognized standards for the delivery of quality cancer care, they are exceeding them.”