Three Penn Medicine Hospitals Receive Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

April 3, 2012

Penn Medicine Announcement

PHILADELPHIA — The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) has awarded three-year accreditation to all three Penn Medicine hospitals in recognition of their commitment to the highest level of quality cancer care. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital received the commission's top honor, the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center received an accreditation with Commendation. The Abramson Cancer Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the nation to receive the OAA for 2011.

"I am proud of our incredible team, which every day is making great strides to advance cancer research and care from the laboratory to the clinic," said Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD, director of the Abramson Cancer Center, which integrates the cancer care and research efforts at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, the Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. "The Commission on Cancer's accolades validate our tremendous efforts and prove that patients can be assured that they will receive the most cutting edge, promising treatment for every type of cancer. That care exceeds the medical efforts to shrink their tumors, however. We can also offer patients comprehensive support for psychosocial issues, provide them with rehabilitation and survivorship care as they finish treatment, and we carefully monitor them over time to watch for recurrence of their disease." Read More