James Graham Brown Cancer Center Honored Among Select Few Continuously Accredited Cancer Centers
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Louisville, Ky. (May 14, 2013)—James Graham Brown Cancer Center, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been recognized as one of only 21 cancer programs across the nation, and the only cancer program in Kentucky, that has maintained their accreditation for at least 65 consecutive years (starting in 1948). The Commission on Cancer released a report this month that honors this milestone of consistent quality for cancer programs across the country.
CoC-accredited programs provide their community with high-quality, multidisciplinary patient-centered care. CoC programs evolve in response to new diagnostic treatments, quality assurance and improvement initiatives, and the needs of cancer patients throughout the U.S.
“We’re honored to be recognized for our continuous efforts in providing patient-centered multidisciplinary care while advancing the latest research innovations and clinical best practices, “said Donald Miller, director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
A facility receives a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation following the onsite evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a Commendation level of compliance with one or more standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement). In addition a facility receives a compliance rating for all other standards.
About James Graham Brown Cancer Center
The James Graham Brown Cancer Center is a key component of the University of Louisville's Health Sciences Center and UofL Health Care. As the region's leading academic, research, and teaching medical center, our patients benefit from the latest medical advances, often long before they become available in non-teaching settings. The Brown Cancer Center is affiliated with the Kentucky Cancer Program and the National Cancer Institute. It is the only cancer center in the region to use a unified approach to cancer care, with multidisciplinary teams of physicians working
together to guide patients through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. For more information, visit our website www.browncancercenter.org
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky and has more than 3,100 licensed beds.
About Commission on Cancer
Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium
of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates 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 and 49 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care.