Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is committed to providing the very best in care. The following organizations have recognized our cancer program for providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to our community.
Commission on Cancer Accredited with Commendation
Since May of 2005, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s cancer program has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).
To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. CoC renewed our designation in the spring of 2013, granting three-year accreditation with commendation. Three-year accreditation with commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey.
There are currently more than 1,500 CoC-accredited cancer programs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, representing 30 percent of all hospitals. CoC-accredited facilities diagnose and/or treat more than 70 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer patients. When cancer patients choose to seek care locally at a CoC-accredited cancer center, they are gaining access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care close to home.
CoC accreditation signifies the Cancer Institute takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care.
Accredited Breast Center through NAPBC
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is the only facility within Volusia and Flagler counties to earn a three-year full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
By achieving NAPBC accreditation, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.
Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to centers like Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
During the survey process, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center demonstrated compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.
The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation, and patient and professional education. Its board membership includes professionals from 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.
The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 232,340 patients will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States this year alone. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options.
Receiving breast care at a NAPBC-accredited center like Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center ensures that patients will have access to:
- Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options, and
- Quality breast care close to home.
For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit www.AccreditedBreastCenters.org.
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
JCAHO’s goals are to increase the quality of care for patients and to ensure patient rights. In order to become accredited, hospitals must meet certain standards set forth by JCAHO’s 28-member Board of Commissioners including nurses, physicians, consumers, medical directors, administrators, providers, employers, labor representatives, health plan leaders, quality experts, ethicists, health insurance administrators, and educators.
The Cancer Institute is one of 20 facilities in the state of Florida accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncologists (ACRO). ACRO accreditation is a voluntary process in which professional peers identify quality standards, and facilities are audited to ensure these standards are followed.
ACR Accredited & Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a breast imaging center of excellence, designated by the American College of Radiology.
Furthermore, the Imaging services of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center are accredited by the American College of Radiology for all Imaging modalities, including: mammography, breast MRI, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, MRI, nuclear medicine, CT, PET and ultrasound.
ACR recognition ensures that diagnostic services available to cancer patients are among hte best in the nation.