The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted its 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 74 accredited cancer programs throughout the United States. Omaha’s Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center is among the select group and the only Omaha facility to be named.
“These 74 cancer programs surveyed in 2013 currently represent the best of the best when it comes to cancer care,” said Daniel P. McKellar, MD, FACS, Chair of the CoC. “Each of these facilities is not just meeting nationally recognized standards for the delivery of quality cancer care, they are exceeding them.”
Award criteria were based on qualitative and quantitative surveys conducted last year.
The purpose of the award is to raise the bar on quality cancer care, with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness about quality care choices among cancer patients and their loved ones.