Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s cancer program has continuously received the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons since 1953. Approval by the CoC is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in diagnosis and treatment of cancers. Our most recent survey resulted in attaining accreditation again, and with the additional distinction of Accreditation with Commendation.
This accreditation means that our program offers patients services such as comprehensive care, state-of-the art equipment, a multispecialty, team approach, access to cancer-related information, education and support, and, most importantly, high quality and compassionate care close to home.
The Hospital’s areas of commendation included the National Cancer Data Base submissions, clinical trial accrual (both for trials conducted at Newton-Wellesley and elsewhere upon our referral) and cancer registry staff education.
As part of the Commission on Cancer accreditation process, a physician member of the Cancer Care Committee conducts a study to ensure that diagnostic evaluation and treatment provided to patients is compliant with evidence based national treatment guidelines (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) and is appropriate for the American Joint Committee on Cancer stage. View this year's Annual Cancer Monitoring Study.
Data from CoC
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has compiled the following data on Newton-Wellesley Hospital's Vernon Cancer Center:
Outstanding Achievement Award from CoC
The Vernon Cancer Center is one of 79 cancer care facilities nationwide that received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. Award criteria were based on qualitative and quantitative surveys conducted in 2012. The CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. The award-winning, cancer-care programs represent approximately 19 percent of programs surveyed by the CoC in 2012.
Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program
New England Hematology and Oncology Associates (NEHOA) has received reaccreditation by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The QOPI® Certification Program acknowledges that NEHOA meets the highest standards for quality cancer care. Learn more
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