WMHS Schwab Family Center Renews Accreditation
The WMHS Schwab Family Center recently received another three-year accreditation from the Commission of Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. WMHS obtained an Accreditation with Commendation, which is the highest rating possible in accreditation awards. This means the cancer center at WMHS is in compliance with all 36 national standards and received commendation in one or more areas.
Currently there are 1,400 cancer-accredited programs across the country, representing 25 percent of all hospitals. Accreditation is voluntary and requires a rigorous on-site evaluation to ensure patients have access to a full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and support patients with cancer and their families. To maintain accreditation, cancer centers must be reevaluated every three years.
WMHS and other accredited programs participate in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). This enables them to access comparison benchmark reports for comparing their quality of care and improving performance based on nationally recognized quality measures and standards of care.
Choosing an accredited cancer center ensures patients access to state-of-the-art services and equipment, information about clinical trials and new treatment options, prevention and early detection programs, support services, and cancer education.