Brazosport Regional Cancer Center Receives Accreditation for Providing the Best in Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer
Brazosport Regional Cancer Center, a division of Brazosport Regional Health System, recently received a Three – Year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACos). There are currently more than 1,400 CoC-accredited cancer programs in the US and Puerto Rico, representing close to 25 percent of all hospitals.
Brazosport Regional Cancer Center received the Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor with one or more standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program. The quality standards include cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement.
“Our cancer program is dedicated to the best possible treatment for our local community,” stated Dr. Falcon, Medical Oncologist at Brazosport Regional Cancer Center. “This accreditation underscores our commitment to providing comprehensive care with a multispecialty team approach to offer personalized treatment options for our patients.”
The Accreditation Program, a component of the CoC, sets quality-of-care standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs to ensure they conform to those standards. Accreditation by the CoC is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. To maintain accreditation, facilities with CoC-accredited cancer programs must undergo an on-site review every three years. Receiving care at a CoC-accredited cancer program ensures that a patient will have access to:
- Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
- A multispecialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
- Access to cancer-related information, education, and support
- A cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up
- Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
- And, most importantly,
- Quality care close to home.
“This accreditation validates that we are providing the best possible care to the communities we serve,” remarked Daniel Buche, CEO/President of Brazosport Regional. “Only one in four cancer programs at hospitals across the US receive this special accreditation. It recognizes our commitment to provide you with access to all of the various medical specialists involved in diagnosing and treating cancer.”
Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and 42 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care.
Award Winning Dosimetrist at Brazosport Regional Cancer Center
The American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD) and Radiation Oncology Resources (ROR) hosted the AAMD/ROR 2010 Challenge Plan. The goal of the challenge is to bring the community together, share ideas, and learn from one another. Danny Tran, the dosimetrists at Brazosport Regional Cancer Center, won first place in the international competition.
The annual Challenger Plan was created to:
- Allow dosimetrists to test their skills
- Create discussion among dosimetrists and physicists regarding a real world challenging treatment plan, not a demo patient
- Allow participants to obtain knowledge regarding alternative techniques that their colleagues around the world are using
- Discover how differences in contouring affect the outcome of a plan
As a two time winner, Danny completed his challenge on a gynecological patient with cervix cancer using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Three hundred dosimetrists competed from across the world and our local dosimetrist takes first place. Please join Brazosport Regional in congratulating Danny for his recent accomplishment.
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