The cancer program on the campus of Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester was one of only 75 cancer care facilities in the country to receive a national award.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the local cancer facility.
To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, Riverside spokesperson Shannon Fedors said, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 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. The special commendation is only given to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey.
Walter Reed was the lone Riverside Health System facility to receive the special commendation, Fedors said. ...
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