Norwood Hospital Receives Commission on Cancer Accreditation

Accreditation also includes earned Commendation ratings in six areas

Norwood Hospital is proud to announce that it has once again received accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) including earning six Commendation ratings in several areas including  “Oncology Nursing Care”.

The CoC is an organization that monitors comprehensive quality of care to improve survival and quality of life for cancer patients. As a result of the survey, the CoC awarded the Norwood Hospital Cancer program a three-year accreditation for complying with the organization’s strict standards, noting six areas earned commendation. 

Areas of Commendation include:
Standard 1.9: Clinical Research Accrual
Standard 1.11: Cancer Registrar Education
Standard 2.1: College of American Pathologists and Protocols and Synoptic Reporting
Standard 2.2: Oncology Nursing Care
Standard 5.2: Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) Participation
Standard 5.6: Data Submission; Accuracy of Data
According to the CoC, achieving accreditation ensures patients receive:
•    Comprehensive, patient-centered care through a multidisciplinary team-approach
•    Access to information on clinical and new treatment options
•    Ongoing monitoring of care and lifelong patient follow-up
•    Psycho-social support and survivorship care
•    Continuous quality improvements in care 

To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process.

"Norwood Hospital and our Cancer Center at Foxboro is proud to earn the Commission on Cancer’s prestigious accreditation including earning Commendation in six areas,” said Jonathan Croopnick, MD, Chief of the Department of Hematology/Oncology at Norwood Hospital. “We care for hundreds of our neighbors each year and are committed to offering the highest quality and most patient-centric care in our region. We are dedicated to helping our neighbors receive cancer care in the communities in which they live and, this accreditation highlights our efforts. I thank our staff for their unwavering dedication and our patients for their trust during a vulnerable time of their lives.”  
For more information about the CoC, visit www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/coc.

About Norwood Hospital
Norwood Hospital is a full-service, 215-bed community hospital for adults and children with a focus on delivering world-class health care along with the latest advances in technology and treatment options. With first class specialists, innovative treatment options, and state-of-the-art technology, including robotic-assisted surgeries for joint replacement, the hospital campus provides exceptional care throughout Norfolk County and surrounding areas. Norwood Hospital has received many awards including the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program) Comprehensive Center Accreditation Award, and has been designated as two Blue Distinction+ Centers by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for Maternity Care and for Knee and Hip Replacement. Norwood Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care System LLC. Additional information is available at www.norwood-hospital.org.

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