Noble Hospital Cancer Program Earns Commendations from COC

WESTFIELD — The Commission on Cancer (COC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted a three-year approval with six commendations to the Cancer Program at Noble Hospital. The COC is the only nationally recognized organization that rates cancer programs. Currently, only about 25{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} of the country’s cancer programs are approved by the COC.

“COC approval provides our patients with assurance that they are receiving quality care close to home and that our cancer services and equipment are state-of-the-art,” said Phillip T. Glynn, M.D., medical director of Oncology, Noble Hospital. “It also acknowledges that our program meets the highest quality standards, and is supported by an expertly trained staff.”

According to the COC, the voluntary approval process, conducted in October 2005 through an on-site survey, demonstrates Noble’s commitment to quality care and ongoing improvement in the cancer services that they provide.

The COC recognized Noble Hospital with six commendations in the following areas: Outcomes Analysis; Abstracting Timeframe; Quality of NCDB Data Submission; AJCC Staging; Patient Guidelines; and Clinical Trial Accrual.

“These commendations clearly speak to the level of dedication and care that we extend to each and every patient,” said Glynn.

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