A Program Approved by the Commission on Cancer
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has recognized the oncology program of BSA Health System as offering high-quality cancer care. Only one in four cancer programs at hospitals across the United States receives this special approval. And we have one right here in Amarillo. This approval recognizes the quality of our comprehensive patient care and our commitment to provide you with access to all of the various medical specialists involved in diagnosing and treating cancer.
BSA Cancer Report 2013
Our CoC-Approved Cancer Program ensures that you will receive:
The CoC encourages its approved cancer programs to improve their quality of patient care continually by implementing programs that cover the full spectrum of cancer care services, including prevention, early detection, pretreatment evaluation, staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, surveillance for recurrent disease, psychosocial support and end-of-life care.
In addition, the CoC regularly monitors the quality of patient care delivered in approved cancer programs to improve cancer care outcomes at national and local levels. The CoC requires programs to implement quality improvement initiatives that promote the delivery of quality, multidisciplinary cancer care and lead to ongoing educational interventions with local providers in the approved cancer programs.
With a diagnosis of cancer, you and your loved one will be faced with many difficult medical decisions and emotional situations. To help make things easier, you can be assured that you won't need to travel great distances from home, because you can receive the care you need in your own community in a CoC-Approved Cancer Program, right here at BSA.
For more information about the Commission on Cancer, visit its website at www.facs.org/cancer/index.html.