Cancer Services Program Receives National Gold Level Outstanding Achievement Award

Cancer Services Program Receives National Gold Level Outstanding Achievement Award

Congratulations to Valley’s Cancer Services program, recently recognized with the Commission on Cancer’s (CoC) Gold Level Outstanding Achievement Award, placing Valley’s program as one of the top 10 percent of Cancer Programs in the country. Valley is one of only 16 CoC-accredited programs in the nation evaluated during the second half of 2017 to receive this honor. Each year 500 of the 1,500 Accredited programs are surveyed.

“This recognition is confirmation of all the effort the Cancer Services team has put into building a comprehensive and cohesive program for our community. This achievement is confirmation of the direction Valley is headed,” says Ambulatory Services Vice President and Administrative Director of Cancer Services, Gayle Jewett.

What were a few things that impressed the surveyor about Valley’s Cancer Services?
The surveyor was very complimentary of the work we are doing to support our patients. He recognized Valley’s significant dedication to investing in staff such as cancer navigators, social workers and financial coordinators to smooth the journey for our patients. He was very complimentary of our community outreach and screening programs. He also repeatedly complimented us for setting realistic goals which we were able to complete in a very timely fashion.

The following is a list of the other recipients:

 Company Location
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
Saint Joseph Hospital SCL Health Denver, CO
The Queen’s Medical Center Honolulu, HI
Northwest Community Hospital Arlington, IL
Flaget Memorial Hospital Bardstown, KY
Touro Infirmary New Orleans, LA
Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center West Islip, NY
St. John’s Riverside Hospital Yonkers, NY
CaroMont Regional Medical Center Gastonia, NC
Summa Health System Akron, OH
Mercy Medical Center Canton, OH
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Philadelphia, PA
Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, TX
St. Joseph’s Hospital West Bend, WI

About the Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award
Established in 2004, the Commission on Cancer (CoC)’s Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in demonstrating compliance with the CoC standards and are committed to ensuring high quality cancer care.

A CoC-accredited cancer program is eligible to earn the OAA after completing the accreditation survey and receiving a Performance Report that indicates an accreditation award of “Three-Year with Commendation.” Specifically, the program must receive commendation ratings for the seven commendation level standards and no deficiencies for the remaining 27 standards.

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  1. Steve

    Many patients select hospitals by their ratings.
    Published literature indicates that the University of Washington / Seattle Cancer Care facilities are listed extremely high for cancer care. Valley Medical, Renton, Washington is not included in these publications.
    Are Cancer Care facilities rated differently depending on the firms performing the evaluations?

    1. Valley Communications

      Good Morning, Steve–

      Not knowing what published literature you are referring to we cannot comment as to why Valley Medical Center was not included. There could be several reasons including hospital location or size. This article refers to the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation Program. The CoC is the only National Accrediting Agency for Cancer Programs. Below is a link listing all of the CoC accredited programs in Washington State:

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