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RI Hospital Earns National Award For Excellence in Cancer Care

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

 

Rhode Island Hospital's Comprehensive Cancer Center has earned the Midyear 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award given by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. Rhode Island Hospital is the only health care facility in the country to earn this national honor for excellence in providing care to cancer patients.

“It’s always an honor to accept recognition for excellence, particularly when the standards are so very high. Here in our community, patients can find outstanding comprehensive cancer care that exceeds national standards," said Latha Sivaprasad, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer of Rhode Island Hospital.

The award recognizes the significant commitment by the Rhode Island Hospital team in providing superior cancer care to patients while meeting and surpassing standards that are set by the Commission on Cancer.

The Achievement Award criteria is based on qualitative and quantitative surveys conducted between January to June 2015. Rhode Island Hospital was evaluated on 34 program standards in four cancer program areas. The programs are then evaluated on seven commendation standards and award recipients must receive commendation ratings in all seven standards.

Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer is a group of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival of quality of life for cancer patients through standard setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive care.

Rhode Island Hospital

Rhode Island Hospital was founded in 1863 and is a private not for profit hospital of the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

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