San Jose, CA (August 30, 2016) — Good Samaritan Hospital was recently awarded the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Good Samaritan Hospital is one of a select group of 20 U.S. accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed July 1 – December 2016.
The purpose of the award is to encourage cancer programs to raise the bar on quality cancer care, with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness about high quality, patient-centered care. In addition, the award is intended to:
- Recognize those cancer programs that achieve excellence meeting the CoC Standards
- Motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of quality cancer 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
Good Samaritan Hospital’s cancer program was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within five cancer program activity areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, patient outcomes, and data quality. 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 during the second half of 2016 visit: https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/coc/info/outstanding/2016-part-1.
About Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital is a 474 bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. Good Samaritan is recognized as a leader in neurosciences, high risk obstetrics, comprehensive cancer services, advanced cardiology and innovative surgery techniques.
It was the first of five in the country to become a Stroke Certified Hospital, and now holds the Joint Commission’s advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. It has been awarded the Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. For more information on Good Samaritan Hospital, visit www.goodsamsanjose.com.
About the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
Established in 1922 by the ACS, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. The CoC’s accreditation program encourages hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care through various cancer-related services. For more information on the CoC, visit: https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/coc