The cancer program at Genesys Regional Medical Center has received full accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program from the American College of Surgeons.
To quality for CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet numerous quality standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care from prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease and end-of-life care.
“What cancer patients and their families need to know about this accreditation is that it’s an indicator of quality care for the entire cancer journey,” said Ascension Mid-Michigan Regional Director of Oncology, Rebecca Banat, RN. “We are with our patients every step of the way.”
For example, she said Genesys has many Nurse Navigators to provide hands-on guidance to patients through the often-bewildering medical experience of a cancer diagnosis.
“Before patients even meet with a physician, the nurse navigators are there to help them understand the process and consider their options. They provide support at the beginning, through treatment and after they leave our cancer center,” Banat said.
As a CoC-accredited cancer center, Genesys takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that require consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other cancer specialists.
Genesys Cancer Care Services offers a full range of diagnosis and treatment options. For more information or to find a Genesys cancer specialist, please call 810.678.9251 or visit genesys.org/cancer.
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