Harrison has earned national accreditation from The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) for 25 consecutive years. We don’t take this accomplishment lightly. To ensure continued accreditation, high patient satisfaction, and excellence in cancer care, Harrison conducts quality initiatives and distinguishing clinical practices, such as a cancer registry, cancer conferences and committees, genetic testing, clinical trials, complementary therapies, palliative care, and survivorship care planning.
The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer approves only one in four hospitals in the United States. There is a reason for that—the standards are high. The commission is the group of organizations that sets nearly 40 standards for quality care, and sets the gold standard for cancer care. Its goals include improvements in survival rates, quality of care, and quality of life. Accredited programs must conform to strict standards, which indicate top quality cancer care, including: