Published on: 11/09/2006
MIAMI, FL — The Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) Cancer Center has been awarded approved cancer program status after an in-depth survey by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Commission on Cancer. The center was granted a full three year designation and received seven commendations.
“I congratulate the Cancer Center for this significant achievement. This designation brings great credit to Dr. Enrique Escalon, Division Director, and the outstanding team of physicians and staff of the Cancer Center,” said Thomas M. Rozek, President and CEO of MCH. MCH is one of only 12 children’s hospitals nationwide, the second in Florida to achieve this distinction and was the first to be recognized under new pediatric standards developed by the ACS.
“I'm proud that we have been recognized as a model for organizing and managing our cancer program that ensures multidisciplinary, integrated, and comprehensive oncology services,” said Dr. Enrique Escalon.
The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) Approvals Program sets quality-of-care standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs to ensure they conform to those standards. Approval by the CoC is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. An on-site review is conducted every three years to maintain CoC designation.
Founded in 1958, the Miami Children's Hospital’s Cancer Center is Florida’s largest children’s cancer center and provides comprehensive care for children with acute and chronic blood disorders, cancer, and leukemia.