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Atrium Medical Center Earns Commendation for Cancer Program

Middletown, Ohio, September 29, 2010 – The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted Three-Year Approval with Commendation to the Cancer Program at Atrium Medical Center. This is the sixth-consecutive time the cancer program has received approval marking 18 straight years of operation under the highest possible service standards.

Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the Commission on Cancer 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 42 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care. In order to earn approval by the Commission of Cancer, Atrium voluntarily committed to provide the best in diagnosis and treatment of cancer and underwent a rigorous evaluation process and review of its performance. To maintain approval, Atrium undergoes an on-site review every three years.

Receiving care at a Commission of Cancer approved cancer program, such as Atrium Medical Center, ensures that a patient has access to:

  • Comprehensive care including a complete range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • A team approach to coordinate the best available treatment options
  • Information about ongoing cancer clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Access to prevention and early detection programs, cancer education and support services
  • A cancer registry that offers lifelong patient follow-up
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvements in cancer care
  • Quality care, close to home

“Earning accreditation with commendation again shows our continued commitment to high-quality cancer care,” says Douglas W. McNeill, president and CEO of Atrium Medical Center. “This approval by the Commission of Cancer demonstrates the consistent level of high performance of our cancer program.”

Located in The Compton Center at Atrium Medical Center, Atrium’s cancer care program features advanced imaging and radiation therapy, along with access to promising clinical trials, to offer patients with cancer the latest treatment breakthrough close to home. Intensive, targeted therapies include CT imaging for tumor mapping, image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Mammosite and brachytherapy. Atrium’s board-certified physicians are joined by an interdisciplinary team that includes specially trained nurses, rehabilitation specialists, social services and an on-site pharmacist.

Learn more about Atrium's Cancer Care services.