Catskill Regional Medical Center Receives National Accreditation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has given accreditation to the cancer program at Catskill Regional Medical Center. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed the CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
Because it is a CoC-accredited cancer center, Catskill Regional Medical Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other cancer specialists.
“Receiving this accreditation by the Commission on Cancer speaks to our commitment to help build a healthier community here in Sullivan County,” said Catskill Regional Medical Center CEO Jonathan Schiller. “It is a testament to the quality care that our team of professionals delivers every day to all of the communities we serve.”
The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for Catskill Regional Medical Center to further enhance its excellent reputation for patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care, including:
- Early diagnosis
- Cancer staging
- Optimal treatment
- Life-long follow-up for recurrent disease
- End-of-life care
Patients who receive care at Catskill Regional Medical Center may also access information on clinical trials and new treatments, counseling, and services that include our individually focused patient navigators.
Like all CoC-accredited facilities, Catskill Regional Medical Center maintains a cancer registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a joint program of the CoC and American Cancer Society. This nationwide oncology outcomes database is the largest clinical disease registry in the world. Data on all types of cancer are tracked and analyzed through the NCDB and used to explore trends in cancer care. CoC-accredited cancer centers, in turn, have access to information derived from this type of data analysis, which is used to create national, regional, and state benchmark reports. These reports help CoC facilities with their quality improvement efforts.
About Catskill Regional Medical Center
A member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), Catskill Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing quality health care to residents of Sullivan County and neighboring communities at its 218-bed main hospital campus in Harris and at the 15-bed Grover M. Hermann Hospital in Callicoon. The compassionate professionals at Catskill Regional Medical Center continually strive toward the hospital’s mission to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional health care.