Virginia Hospital Center Receives National Outstanding Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. Award recognizes cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing highest quality care to cancer patients.Press Release
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.