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TriStar Sarah Cannon Cancer Program at TriStar Centennial Earns Reaccreditation with Commendation

December 20, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 20, 2012) TriStar Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., has been granted reaccreditation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.

The cancer program was granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation in all eight available areas.

“I am so proud of our dedicated and talented TriStar Sarah Cannon Cancer Center team in earning reaccreditation with commendation,” said Patti Moser, administrator of the cancer center at TriStar Centennial.. “This designation reflects a commitment to furthering our comprehensive program, which includes the diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and support for our patients in Middle Tennessee during every step of their cancer journey.”

A facility receives Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the CoC following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a Commendation level of compliance with one or more standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement). In addition, a facility receives a compliance rating for all other standards.

“At TriStar Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, we are committed to providing the right treatment based on each individual’s unique oncology needs,” Moser said. “Our specialists work together as a team in consult and treatment, affording our patients the best possible quality outcome.”

Receiving care at a CoC-accredited cancer program ensures that a patient will have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • A multispecialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Access to cancer-related information, education, and support
  • A cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
  • Quality care close to home

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 those 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, facilities with CoC-accredited cancer programs must undergo an on-site review every three years. The TriStar Centennial cancer program previously received accreditation in 2008.

Through an exclusive partnership with the American Cancer Society, the CoC provides the public with information on the resources, services, and cancer treatment experience for each CoC-accredited cancer program. This information is shared with the public on the American Cancer Society’s website at Canger.org and through the American Cancer Society’s National Cancer Information Center at (800) ACS-2345.

For more information on the TriStar Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, or to schedule an appointment with an oncology specialist, call TriStar MedLine at (615) 342-1919 or toll-free at (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose ‘Cancer Care’ under ‘Services.’

Celebrating 44 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center, as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room located in Spring Hill will provide 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities when it opens in 2013. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.

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