Frankfort Regional Medical Center's cancer program was granted a three-year approval by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) Program. Considered to be the gold standard for cancer programs, accreditation by the CoC means patients can be assured they will receive high quality patient-centered care.
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About Commission on Cancer Approval
CoC Approval is received by only one in four hospitals that treat cancer patients and is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Receiving care at a Commission on Cancer accredited facility ensures that, most importantly, patients receive quality care close to home. A CoC-Approved Cancer Program also ensures:
- patients have access to comprehensive care including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
- a multi-specialty team approach to coordinate the best treatment options available to cancer patients
- cancer-related information, education and support
- lifelong patient follow-up through a cancer registry that collects data on types and stages of cancers and treatment results
- information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
CoC Approval is widely recognized by national organizations, such as The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and the American Cancer Society. Like all CoC-accredited facilities, Frankfort Regional Medical Center maintains a cancer registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a joint program of the CoC and American Cancer Society. This nationwide oncology outcomes database is the largest clinical disease registry in the world. Data on all types of cancer are tracked and analyzed through the NCDB and used to explore trends in cancer care.