Cancer

Spectrum Health’s Integrated Network Cancer Program Fully Accredited by Commission on Cancer

Grand Rapids, MI, October 31, 2022 – The Commission on Cancer, a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with cancer by setting and raising standards, has fully accredited Spectrum Health’s, soon to be Corewell Health’s, Integrated Network Cancer Program.  The accreditation follows an extensive survey of cancer services which took place in September.

“This is a significant accomplishment and a testament to our team’s dedication to cancer care,” says Barbara J. Schmidtman, Ph.D., executive director of Cancer Health Services at Spectrum Health. “The accreditation affirms that our patients and families have access to world class cancer care across our entire network.”

The Spectrum Health Integrated Network Cancer Program includes six facilities: Lettinga Inpatient Cancer Center, Lemmon-Holton Cancer Pavilion, Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer Center, Gerber Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, United Hospital Cancer Center and Zeeland Community Hospital.

According to the CoC’s accreditation survey final report, “the cancer program leadership and clinical teams are dedicated to oncology services and providing quality care. Spectrum Health has done an excellent job partnering with community organizations for screening and prevention activities, which is key to maximizing community participation.”

 

About Corewell Health

People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our legacy of outstanding outcomes, innovation, strong community partnerships, philanthropy, and transparency. Corewell Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides health care and coverage with an exceptional team of 60,000+ dedicated people—including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses offering services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities—and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving over 1.2 million members. Through experience and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness. Visit corewellhealth.org

About the Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is 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. Established by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) in 1922, the multidisciplinary CoC establishes standards to ensure quality, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive cancer care delivery in health care settings; conducts surveys in health care settings to assess compliance with those standards; collects standardized data from CoC-accredited health care settings to measure cancer care quality; uses data to monitor treatment patterns and outcomes and enhance cancer control and clinical surveillance activities; and develops effective educational interventions to improve cancer prevention, early detection, cancer care delivery, and outcomes in health care settings.

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