For meeting or exceeding 36 national quality care standards, the University of Virginia Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
Accreditation is earned following review of an application and a site visit from a Commission on Cancer physician surveyor. According to the commission’s website, “Accreditation of a cancer center is granted only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment and are able to comply with established CoC standards.”
According to its website, accredited cancer centers offer:
- a team approach to coordinating care and the availability of comprehensive, advanced treatment options;
- information about ongoing clinical trials;
- genetic counseling and palliative care services;
- and follow-up care once cancer treatment is completed.
“This accreditation highlights the work of our skilled team to provide the full range of cancer care,” said Dr. Thomas P. Loughran Jr., director of the U.Va. Cancer Center. “We serve our patients with everything from cutting-edge treatments and clinical trials to all of the support services patients and families need, such as counseling and our integrative medicine program.”
The U.Va. Cancer Center provides care throughout Central Virginia, both at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center in Charlottesville and multiple U.Va. Hope Cancer Care clinics across the region – including Culpeper, Farmville and Augusta.