Four of Georgia's CoC Accredited hospitals win national awards

Three Georgia hospitals received the 2012 Commission on Cancer (CoC) Outstanding Achievement Award – John B. Amos Cancer Center at Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Columbus, Coliseum Medical Centers in Macon, and Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. The award is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. Awardees must have demonstrated a Commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical management, research, community outreach, and quality improvement.

“The 2012 award was given to only 79 cancer programs throughout the U. S., so we are especially proud to have three of the honored hospitals here in Georgia,” said Nancy Paris, president & CEO of Georgia CORE.

Also, Conquer Cancer Foundation and the American Society of Clinical Oncology awarded Northeast Georgia Cancer Care the 2013 Clinical Trials Participation Award. “This is a great recognition and NEGACC is only the second practice in Georgia to receive this award,” said Paris.