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.
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.