High Point Medical Center’s Hayworth Cancer Center Receives National Outstanding Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer
High Point, NC — High Point Medical Center’s Hayworth Cancer Center was recently presented with the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). High Point Medical Center is one of a select group of only 75 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year. This award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.
“Our patients and families consistently compliment our physicians and staff on the compassionate and personal care they receive at Hayworth Cancer Center. While we are honored to receive this prestigious award, and proud of the work our oncology team does each day, we are most pleased that our patients can rest assured that the quality of our program has been thoroughly evaluated and found to be among the best in the country,” said Janet Forrest, MHA, Director, Oncology Service Line.
The purpose of the award is to raise awareness on the importance of providing quality cancer care at health care institutions throughout the U.S. In addition, it is intended to:
- Motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of care.
- Facilitate dialogue between award recipients and health care professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices.
- Encourage honorees to serve as quality-care resources to other cancer programs.
- Educate cancer patients on available quality-care options.
“The Hayworth Cancer Center continues to distinguish itself both locally and nationally for the outstanding quality care and service the team provides to our patients” said Ernie Bovio, President and CEO. “This is accomplished by the dedicated physicians, nurses and staff that make up a comprehensive care team. I am very proud of their recognition.”
The Hayworth Cancer Center’s cancer program was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within one of four cancer program activity areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, and quality improvement. The cancer program was further evaluated on seven commendation standards. To be eligible, all award recipients must have received commendation ratings in all seven commendation standards, in addition to receiving a compliance rating for each of the 27 other standards.
For a list of all cancer programs in the U.S. that received the award in 2014 visit: https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/accredited/about/outstanding/2014