Published on: 07/21/2022
Nicklaus Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute has received a full three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, renewing accreditation status held consecutively by the hospital since 2006. Nicklaus Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in Florida to hold this accreditation.
To earn voluntary Commission on Cancer accreditation, a cancer program must meet the organization’s 34 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.
“Congratulations to the entire Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute team for receiving a stellar, no deficiencies survey result,” said Perry Ann Reed, President, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Nicklaus Children’s Health System, the hospital’s parent organization. “This accreditation renewal is testament to the team’s shared commitment to ensuring each patient receives the best possible care.”
Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Its membership includes fellows of the American College of Surgeons
When patients receive care at a Commission on Cancer facility, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.