The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted its mid-year 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) to a select group of 20 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S.
Award criteria were based on qualitative and quantitative surveys conducted January 1 through June 30, 2016. The biannual award was established in 2004 to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in demonstrating compliance with the CoC standards and are committed to ensuring high-quality cancer care.
A CoC-accredited cancer program is eligible to earn the OAA after completing the accreditation survey and receiving a Performance Report that indicates an accreditation award of “Three-Year with Commendation.” Specifically, the program must receive commendation ratings for the seven commendation level standards and no deficiencies for the remaining 27 standards.
View the list of this year’s first group of OAA recipients on the ACS website at https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/coc/info/outstanding/2016-part-1.