Maury Regional Cancer Center renews accreditation for Commission on Cancer® through the American College of Surgeons


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Cancer Center has achieved accreditation under the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation Program.

The ACS CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with cancer by setting and raising standards. 

“Taking care of our community’s health and wellness with quality and compassionate care is our goal,” said CEO Martin Chaney, MD.  “Maury Regional Cancer Center collaborates willingly with ACS CoC to guarantee our community receives outstanding cancer care from prevention, detection or comprehensive treatment.”

CoC accreditation is granted to institutions committed to providing high-quality cancer care by demonstrating compliance with the CoC standards. Each cancer program must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with the CoC standards. To maintain accreditation, cancer programs must undergo a site visit every three years. The CoC accreditation standards supply the structure for providing all patients with a full range of diagnostic, treatment and supportive services either on-site or by referral, including community-based resources.

“A cancer diagnosis can be a difficult journey for patients and loved ones. Gaining national accreditation is about giving our patients peace of mind that Maury Regional Health is offering state-of-the-art cancer care,” said Administrative Director of Oncology Dana Salters, MBA. “I want to personally commend the multidisciplinary team of physicians and professional caregivers for their commitment to oncology care at Maury Regional Health by obtaining re-accreditation from the Commission on Cancer.”

The Maury Regional Cancer Center at the Columbia Mall is a comprehensive treatment center that includes the clinical specialists, treatment technologies and support services needed by cancer patients and their family members.

As a CoC-accredited institution, Maury Regional Cancer Center also becomes an ACS Surgical Quality Partner. Being a Surgical Quality Partner signifies an institution’s dedication to consistently improving procedures and approaches, while maintaining a critical eye on processes at every step. The Surgical Quality Partner designation lets patients know MRMC is dedicated to quality and relentless self-improvement and has been verified or accredited by the ACS. Patients can trust that the care they receive at Surgical Quality Partner hospitals adheres to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality.

"ACS Quality programs are grounded in more than a century of experience and participation is an important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality. As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, Maury Regional Medical Center has shown a commitment to providing the best possible patient care, evaluating that care in a rigorous fashion and dedicating themselves to continuous self-improvement," said ACS Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS.

Learn more about the CoC Accreditation Program.

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