Prestigious cancer-care quality initiative fully accredits center for three more years
- Program lauds providers of multidisciplinary, patient-centered cancer care
- Roswell Park noted for expansion of comprehensive services
- Cancer center has maintained accreditation since 1931
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Providing another view into the center’s high standards of care, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has earned full accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. The hospital has been reaccredited for three years.
The Commission on Cancer gives recognition to cancer centers that provide multidisciplinary, patient-centered cancer care. Hospitals are also required to maintain registries through the National Cancer Database, which looks at types of cancer and patient outcomes.
Roswell Park has maintained CoC accreditation since 1931, making it one of the longest-accredited such programs. Reviewers noted the center’s expansion of comprehensive services and growth in patient volumes and clinical trial participation, commending the center for “delivering high quality care to all cancer survivors” and expanding services to fit all patient populations.
“In addition to our designation as a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center, we are proud of our long-standing CoC Accreditation. The CoC standards complement NCI designation through the CoC quality measurement program, cancer registry, and complementary standards including recognition of our outstanding survivorship care program,” said Stephen Edge, MD, FACS, FASCO, Vice President of Healthcare Outcomes and Policy. “This distinction highlights the work Roswell Park is doing to define best practices that improve care for cancer patients everywhere.”
The work of many Roswell Park teams goes into the care that earned this recognition. Dr. Edge credits Mary Reid, MSPH, PhD, and Tessa Flores, MD, Director and Medical Director of Cancer Screening and Survivorship, CoC cancer liaison physician Steven Nurkin, MD, MS, FACS, and Roswell Park Cancer Registry Director Teresa Reinhardt and her staff, in particular, for their hard work and contributions to Roswell Park’s accreditation.
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a community united by the drive to eliminate cancer’s grip on humanity by unlocking its secrets through personalized approaches and unleashing the healing power of hope. Founded by Dr. Roswell Park in 1898, it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. Learn more at www.roswellpark.org, or contact us at 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or ASKRoswell@RoswellPark.org.
Rebecca Vogt, Media Relations Specialist