Hospital Again Recognized for Excellence in Cancer Care
White Plains, NY (January 22, 2013) – The Cancer Program at White Plains Hospital has earned another three-year Accreditation with Commendation from The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care, is the only multidisciplinary accreditation program for cancer programs in the United States. Its membership includes fellows of the American College of Surgeons and representatives of 47 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care.
The Commission on Cancer promotes accountable quality care through comprehensive standards that guide treatment and ensure patient-centered cancer care; unique reporting tools to benchmark performance and improve outcomes; and educational interventions and targeted training opportunities. Receiving care at a CoC-accredited cancer program ensures that a patient will have access to the full quality range of comprehensive cancer care close to home.
“This honor exemplifies the remarkable team of professionals and dedicated personnel that make up our Cancer Program. It is this outstanding level of commitment from our team that has allowed us to achieve and maintain this honor” said Mark Gordon, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chairman of the Hospital’s Cancer Committee and Surgical Director of the Cancer Program. “The accreditation again validates what our patients have told us for years that our cancer program is among the very best.” The Cancer Program first received the CoC accreditation when it opened in 1993 and has maintained continuous approval since that time; attaining commendation status in 2006, 2009 and again in 2012.
The Hospital’s Cancer Program is dedicated to providing exceptional cancer care that is comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate to individuals who work or live in Westchester County and the surrounding areas. The Program is designed to meet the needs of cancer patients and their families through prevention and screening programs, offering advanced diagnosis and access to the latest treatment options and clinical trials as well as a full range of support services.
For more information on the Cancer Program services at White Plains Hospital, log onto www.wphospital.org or call (914) 681-2701.
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center, The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center and The Westchester Orthopedic Institute. The Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, seeing nearly 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is a nine-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation's top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. WPH is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Stellaris Health Network, Inc. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.