LAFAYETTE — University Medical Center received a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, according to a news release from LSU Hospitals.
The accreditation program sets quality-of-care standards and reviews programs to ensure conformity to the standards, according to the release.
According to the release, patients who receive care at a Commission on Cancer accredited cancer program 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.