HSHS St. John’s Cancer Center, in collaboration with Springfield Clinic, has achieved a significant milestone in cancer care. The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a leading quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted the cancer program at St. John's Cancer Center a Three-Year Accreditation. This recognition highlights the center's commitment to comprehensive patient-centered care and meeting 34 rigorous CoC quality care standards.
St. John’s Cancer Center takes pride in its multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer. Surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and other specialists collaborate closely, ensuring personalized treatment and improved patient outcomes.
The Accreditation Program provides St. John’s Cancer Center and Springfield Clinic with a framework to enhance patient care through various cancer-related programs, including prevention, early diagnosis, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, and end-of-life care. Patients also benefit from access to clinical trials, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services like psycho-social support and survivorship care plans.
St. John’s Cancer Center contributes valuable data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), enabling comprehensive analysis and tracking of cancer trends. This collaboration allows CoC-accredited cancer centers to continually improve the quality of care.
With an estimated 1.9 million cancer cases in 2023, CoC-accredited cancer programs play a vital role. Currently, there are over 1,500 CoC-accredited cancer programs in the United States and Puerto Rico, diagnosing and treating the majority of newly diagnosed patients.