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Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Receives Accreditation from Commission on Cancer

08/17/2015
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Receives Accreditation from Commission on Cancer

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Achieves Accreditation from Commission on Cancer

(Santa Rosa, Calif. – August 11, 2015) Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH) has earned a “Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation” from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. This accreditation is given only to those facilities that provide the highest level of quality cancer care, which is proven by undergoing a rigorous evaluation process and review.

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital received the three-year accreditation following an on-site evaluation in June which reviewed compliance with 32 CoC quality care standards in areas including cancer program management, clinical services, patient outcomes, continuum of care and data quality. In addition to meeting or exceeding the standards that are a staple of an excellent cancer program, the hospital received four commendations for standards that exceed expectations compared to all CoC accredited programs in the areas of Clinical Trial Accrual, Cancer Registrar Education, Nursing Care, and Data Submission/Accuracy of Data.

“The quality of care provided by Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Program exceeds what is considered standard for a community hospital,” said Todd Salnas, president, St. Joseph Health, Sonoma County. “Accreditations such as this confirm that our hospital offers our neighbors the exceptional care that they expect and deserve, without having to leave the community.”

This is the second time SRMH has received a three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons. The hospital is one of only 112 cancer programs in California to earn this recognition and the only hospital in Sonoma County to receive this accreditation.

The Cancer Program was also recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. This award is granted to facilities that achieve accreditation in all nine breast imaging modalities.

“Our cancer team exemplifies St. Joseph Health’s mission by continually improving the health and quality of life of the people in the communities we serve,” added Salnas. “Our Commission on Cancer accreditation is a great example of how we live this mission for those cancer patients that we serve.”

SRMH’s Cancer Program provides a comprehensive realm of cancer prevention, diagnostic and treatment services. These include screening and diagnostic services, clinical trials, genetic cancer risk evaluations and genetic testing, medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery and survivorship care.

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About the Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), 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.

About Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

Located approximately 50 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Santa Rosa Memorial is a state-of-the-art, 278-bed acute care hospital. As the designated Level II Regional Trauma Center for Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa and Lake Counties, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital provides a wide range of specialty services including critical care, cardiovascular care, stroke care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care and orthopedics. The hospital is home to the Norma & Evert Person Heart & Vascular Institute and the UCSF Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery.

About St. Joseph Health, Sonoma County

St. Joseph Health in Sonoma County is a not-for-profit provider of integrated health care, sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry. Its mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by improving health and quality of life in the communities it serves. Entities include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (the region’s Level II Trauma Center), the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital, Memorial Hospice, Hospice of Petaluma, North County Hospice, St. Joseph Urgent Care centers, and St. Joseph Home Care Network. The organization’s more than 2,000 local employees offer residents of California’s North Coast a spectrum of healthcare services. These include Family Birthing, Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatrics supported by on-site pediatric hospitalists 24/7, urgent care, preventive care and health promotion, outpatient behavioral health care, palliative care, rehabilitation, and community benefit programs. Visit stjoesonoma.org to learn more.

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