Virginia Hospital Center has once again received full accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC). As the Nation’s only multidisciplinary cancer accreditation program, the CoC promotes accountable, quality care through comprehensive standards in diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology services, clinical trials, and rehabilitation, among others.
Certified as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons, Virginia Hospital Center offers the important advantages of a research and teaching facility:
- Continuous coverage provided by physician specialists who teach classes in cancer care and utilize the latest developments in cancer treatment.
- State of the art detection technology.
- Physicians with in-depth knowledge of—and access to advanced therapies and technology.
Our physicians also have extensive experience treating patients with various types of cancer, enabling them to provide superior medical care.
Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) was designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. A facility receives the OAA following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a Commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program within six areas of cancer program activity: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical management, research, community outreach, and quality improvement. To be eligible for the OAA, a facility must also receive a compliance rating for the remaining 29 standards. Only 106 cancer programs have received the OAA as a result of surveys performed in 2011. This number represents 22 percent of the 489 programs surveyed during this period.