14 January, 2020
TriHealth has officially been accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) as an integrated cancer network with a Gold rating, complementing Good Samaritan Hospital's 30 year accreditation history.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons, recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care. The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
Accreditation is reached through a triennial survey which was conducted at Good Samaritan Hospital on 10/31/19 and at Bethesda North Hospital on 11/1/19. For the first time, TriHealth was rated Gold and given the Outstanding Achievement Award (OOA).
The prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award is given to programs with commendation ratings in all 6 commendation-eligible standards and zero deficiency ratings in all 27 standards. 1,544 programs in the country have a Commission on Cancer accreditation with 102 being in Ohio. Only 14% of these CoC accredited programs are integrated networks like TriHealth. In 2018, just 24 programs in the country were awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award and only 1 in Ohio.
Comments from our site surveys:
“There is extremely strong employed clinical and administrative leadership within the TriHealth Cancer Institute”
“TriHealth is very impressive in their commitment to nursing oncology certification”
“There is an exceptional genetic counseling program at TriHealth”
“This is truly a cancer program that does not shy from advancement or want to just meet the standards. They look internally at themselves and measure each of their providers”
“Overall, this is an exceptional INCP and one of the best run cancer programs that we have seen. Their commitment to the patients and their families along with quality care”
Congratulations to TriHealth and the TriHealth Cancer Institute for this outstanding achievement!Overall Rating: Comments:
What a great group to work with. They are such caring individuals who SERVE, have devotion in their jobs and SOAR, and kindness is ALWAYS given. Congratulations to all for a "Outstanding" job.
Posted by: Karen Smith2 on 24 January, 2020
Dr. James Maher, Debbie Sensibaugh, and their entire team are outstanding! Congratulations! Well-deserved.
Thanks for the great care!
Posted by: Beatrice Hodovanic on 21 January, 2020
Posted by: Marcia Moore on 17 January, 2020
Congratulations to everyone involved in this awesome achievement.
Posted by: Sue Nickoson on 15 January, 2020
Trihealth Cancer Institute continues to move forward to give our patients the best care.
Posted by: Jaime Kist on 15 January, 2020