PIH Health Awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American Col

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October 14, 2019
Whittier, Calif. (October 14, 2019) – The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has once again granted a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Comprehensive Community Cancer Program at PIH Health Hospital - Whittier.
The Accreditation Program, a component of the CoC, sets quality-of-care standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs to ensure they conform to the standards. Accreditation by the CoC is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. To maintain accreditation, CoC-accredited cancer programs must undergo an on-site review every three years.
PIH Health received accreditation with commendation following an on-site evaluation in August 2019. During the survey, PIH Health demonstrated a commendation level of compliance with all 6 of the commendation standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program, including clinical research accrual, cancer registry education, public reporting outcomes, oncology nursing care, rapid quality reporting system (RQRS) participation, and accuracy of all data submissions.
“We are truly honored to be recognized by the Commission on Cancer for the scope of high-quality healthcare provided by PIH Health’s clinicians and physicians in our cancer program,” said Nathan Honda, MD, medical director of the PIH Health Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. “Once again receiving a three-year accreditation reinforces our ongoing commitment to provide outstanding cancer care to the community.”
The Comprehensive Community Cancer Program at PIH Heath Hospital - Whittier is an acknowledged regional Center of Excellence for cancer services in southeast Los Angeles and north Orange County, and the San Gabriel Valley. The cancer program has a renowned team of cancer specialists, radiation oncologists, hematologists and oncologists, colorectal surgeons, gynecological surgeons, breast surgeons, reconstructive surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and ancillary staff.
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About PIH Health
PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves approximately 2.5 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Hospital - Whittier and PIH Health Hospital - Downey and features 27 outpatient medical locations, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is recognized by Watson Health as one of the nation’s Top Hospitals, and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology for both PIH Health Hospital - Whittier and PIH Health Hospital - Downey. Healthgrades®, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, recently honored PIH Health Hospital - Whittier with the 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award and for the fifth consecutive year, the Outstanding Patient Experience Award (2015-2019). PIH Health invests millions each year in community education and free and low-cost services to support those with the greatest need. For more information, visit PIHHealth.org.
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