February 04, 2013
Midwest Cancer Care at Belton Regional Medical Center has received three-year accreditation with commendation from The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The accreditation is a result of intensive on-site evaluations completed by a physician surveyor in November 2012.
Midwest Cancer Care at Belton Regional Medical Center has demonstrated “commendation level” compliance in six areas that represent the full scope of a cancer program including cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement.
The cancer program at Belton Regional Medical Center provides outpatient clinical services, inpatient chemo infusion, mammography, needle and surgical biopsies, and other cancer-related services by some of the area’s top cancer experts and specialists. William T. Stephenson, MD, oncologist, serves as director of cancer services for Midwest Cancer Care at Belton Regional Medical Center.
“We are pleased to be recognized as an innovative facility that offers a high level of cancer care to people in Cass and southern Jackson counties. By offering cancer care close to home, we help to make the cancer journey less overwhelming and confusing,” says Belton Regional Medical Center chief executive officer Todd Krass. “This accreditation from The Commission on Cancer validates the technology, skills and compassionate treatment we deliver to cancer patients.”
The CoC, established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, 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.
The Accreditation Program, a component of the CoC, sets national quality-of-care standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs to ensure conformity. Accreditation by the CoC is granted only to facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. To maintain accreditation, Belton Regional Medical Center must undergo an on-site review every three years.
For more information about Midwest Cancer Care at Belton Regional Medical Center, call (816) 348-1200.