Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Covington Earns National Accreditation from CoC

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted three-year accreditation to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Covington. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. 

As a CoC-accredited cancer center, the Cancer Center uses a multidisciplinary approach in treating cancer by involving consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care.

“Our team is honored to receive this recognition from CoC,” said Mike Miranda, administrator, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington. “This accreditation serves as validation for all of the hard work each and every team member puts in to continue providing exemplary care to our patients. Receiving this designation further fuels our passion to provide the best care possible so more people can triumph over cancer.”

The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington to enhance the quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including radiation and medical oncology, prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up recurrent disease, and end-of-life care. When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services including psycho-social support and a patient navigation process.