Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center attains national accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

ECCC becomes ACS Surgical Quality Partner

Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC), a member of Marshall Health Network, has received accreditation under the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation Program.

The ACS CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with cancer by setting and raising standards.

“CoC accreditation is granted to institutions committed to providing high-quality cancer care by demonstrating compliance with the CoC standards,” said Chris Hoffman, ECCC executive director. “By achieving this national accreditation, it validates what we already know, which is that Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center provides highly reliable, compassionate care that exceeds the highest quality standards for cancer care.”

As a CoC-accredited institution, ECCC also becomes an ACS Surgical Quality Partner. Being a Surgical Quality Partner signifies an institution’s dedication to consistently improving procedures and approaches, while maintaining a critical eye on process at every step. The Surgical Quality Partner designation lets patients know ECCC is dedicated to quality and relentless self-improvement and has been verified or accredited by the ACS. Patients can trust that the care they receive at Surgical Quality Partner hospitals adheres to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality.

"ACS Quality programs are grounded in more than a century of experience and participation is an important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality,” said ACS Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS. “As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center has shown a commitment providing the best possible patient care, evaluating that care in a rigorous fashion, and dedicating themselves to continuous self-improvement.”

To maintain accreditation, cancer programs must undergo a site visit every three years. The CoC accreditation standards supply the structure for providing all patients with a full range of diagnostic, treatment, and supportive services either on-site or by referral, including community-based resources. Learn more about the CoC Accreditation Program.