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22 Feb

Methodist Hospital Earns Outstanding Achievement Award

Methodist Among Just 22 Honored by Commission on Cancer

This award recognizes cancer programs that achieve excellence in compliance to the CoC Standards and provide the highest quality care to cancer patients

OMAHA - Methodist Hospital was recently awarded the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Methodist Hospital is one of a select group of 22 U.S. accredited cancer programs, and the only hospital in Omaha, to receive this national honor for surveys performed July 1 – December 31, 2016. 

The 2016 accreditation marks the second consecutive achievement, as Methodist was also recognized in 2013. Survey cycles occur every three years.

“This is a great validation of the excellent care provided in our cancer program and the outstanding team providing that care,” said Steve Goeser, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Methodist Health System. “In 2017, an estimated 9,520 Nebraskans will be diagnosed with cancer, many of whom will come to us for their care. A recognition, such as this, assures the care those patients receive will be exceptional.”

The purpose of the award is to encourage cancer programs to raise the bar on quality cancer care, with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness about high quality, patient-centered care.

In addition, the award is intended to:

  • Recognize those cancer programs that achieve excellence meeting the CoC Standards
  • Motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of quality cancer care
  • Facilitate dialogue between award recipients and health care professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices
  • Encourage honorees to serve as quality-care resources to other cancer programs

Methodist Hospital’s cancer program was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within five cancer program activity areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, patient outcomes, and data quality. The cancer program was further evaluated on seven commendation standards.

“Our team at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center is proud to be one of only 22 cancer programs in the country to achieve this honor,” said Patty Bauer, service executive for oncology services at Methodist. “Such an achievement would not be possible without the hard work of every member of our team who provides high quality care to our patients.”

To be eligible, all award recipients must have received commendation ratings in all seven commendation standards, in addition to receiving a compliance rating for each of the 27 other standards.