The Cancer Resource Center, in conjunction with Community Memorial Hospital, the Cancer Support Community and the American Cancer Society, offers a variety of services designed to meet the needs of individuals faced with a diagnosis of cancer as well as providing programs for family members, friends and the community-at-large. These services are offered free of charge in a comfortable non-hospital setting.
How We Help
A cancer diagnosis can oftentimes be devastating for the individual and their loved ones. Fear, anxiety – even understanding cancer terminology and procedures – can be overwhelming.
Community Memorial Hospital has long been committed to assisting cancer patients – and their families – from diagnosis through recovery. Helping enhance the level of services provided, the Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Accreditation was awarded with commendation and the Cancer Program was also awarded the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award for a new Cancer Program. The Cancer Resource Center is part of the CMH Cancer Program.
With the Cancer Resource Center, the community has a place to go locally to get the information they need. The Cancer Resource Center features comfortable furniture, fully functioning kitchen, and a resource library. Moreover, the center is staffed by a dedicated group of caring and trained individuals who can assist patients and offer resources and guidance on a variety of services and information specific to their needs while being surrounded in a comfortable environment.
Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
In 2006, CMHS formally launched its enhanced cancer program. In late 2008, the Cancer Program underwent initial survey by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer. The Cancer Program met or exceeded the 36 cancer program standards and was awarded a 3 year approval with commendation in 8 of 9 possible areas. ACoS accreditation is significant as it means that the program is meeting or exceeding the highest national standards. The survey reviews research, quality control, outreach, cancer registry, nursing and other areas to ensure the most stringent requirements are continued in order to meet the needs of a wide variety of cancers and patients of all ages. Patients can be assured that, through the maze of cancer, the Cancer Resource Center is available in their community and will provide the comfort and information they deserve.