Memorial receives 3-year Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer

Memorial receives 3-year Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer

Comprehensive Cancer Care at Memorial Family of Services has received a three-year Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer, along with commendations in six out of seven standards for quality cancer care.

What this means for Memorial Family of Services patients is quality, comprehensive care close to home using state-of-the-art services and equipment; a multidisciplinary approach to treatment; access to cancer-related information, education and support; a cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment/patient follow-up care.

“By participating in this nationally recognized accreditation program, we at Memorial Family of Services are able to compare our performance rates regarding multiple aspects of cancer care to other accredited facilities across the nation,” said Barry D. Bernfeld, MD, Surgeon, Cascade Surgical Partners. “Memorial routinely excels and remains above benchmarks compared to other accredited institutions.”

Quality-care commendations were received in the areas of:

  • Clinical Trial Accrual
  • Cancer Registrar Education
  • Public Reporting of Outcomes
  • Nursing Care
  • RQRS Participation
  • Data Submission, Accuracy of Data

In 1974, a Yakima Valley Cancer Committee was formed to develop a comprehensive cancer-care program for valley residents. Cancer prevention, treatment, palliative and survivorship services are represented on this team of medical professionals and community service partners.

This committee meets quarterly to initiate, implement and monitor quality standards in cancer care under the guidelines of the Commission on Cancer, an independent organization established by the American College of Surgeons.


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