About The Cancer Program
Many important changes take place when a doctor tells someone they have cancer. These changes affect the entire circle of family and friends who surround the cancer patient. The goal of the cancer program at Community Memorial Hospital is to provide high quality services to both the patient and their family. Our greatest asset is the compassionate, personalized care afforded our cancer patients.
Since 2006, our cancer program has demonstrated continued success in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in our community. The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer first recognized the excellence of our program when the Commission on Cancer awarded Community Memorial Hospital with the CoC New Program Outstanding Cancer Program Achievement Award in 2008. At that time, the hospital also received a three-year accreditation with commendations in eight areas:
- Analysis of patient outcomes
- Timeliness of data submission
- Data submitted to the National Cancer Data Base
- AJCC cancer staging
- Patient management and treatment guidelines are followed
- Appropriate percent of cases are accrued to cancer-related clinical trials
- Prevention and early detection programs are provided
- Continued improvements made annually
Quality cancer care is a team effort. The spectrum of care at Community Memorial Hospital is monitored by the cancer committee, a group of physicians and departmental representatives involved directly or indirectly in the treatment of cancer patients. The committee ensures that consultative services are available to cancer patients and their families.
Patient-oriented multidisciplinary cancer conferences are held weekly. Current case treatment and management options are discussed during these conferences, affording the cancer patient with a broad spectrum of comprehensive specialty input.
Community Memorial Hospital has long been committed to assisting cancer patients from diagnosis through recovery. Helping enhance the level of services provided, CMHS is extremely proud to provide a Cancer Program to include a wide range of services.