NorthBay Cancer Center earned a full, three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, including six commendations for outstanding performance in a report issued in May.
“I’m thrilled,” says Cancer Data Coordinator Charlene K. Thompson. “It’s an ongoing effort to give our patients the best quality care, and the report shows we’re having success.”
Only 40 percent of programs in the nation—1,409 in all—come through the evaluation process with both three-year approvals and commendations.
NorthBay Cancer Center has maintained accreditation since 1996. The report commended NorthBay’s program for an active outreach program, impressive improvements, publication of annual reports and perfect quality of data submitted. NorthBay was also commended for furthering staff education and for timely case reporting.