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Marin General Hospital’s Cancer Institute Earns Highest Level of National Accreditation with Commendation from American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer for 4th time in a Row!


GREENBRAE, CA – The Cancer Institute at Marin General Hospital received a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation, the highest level of recognition from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) for the third consecutive time. By exceeding all seven standards of care considered for special commendation, Marin General Hospital’s Cancer Institute has once again earned Gold level designation, a qualification for the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement award. In addition, the Cancer Institute fulfilled all 27 additional standards required for Comprehensive Community Cancer Programs.

To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed the CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.  Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey. 

“To earn this National Accreditation with Commendation four times in a row would have not been possible without the teamwork and tireless efforts of the physicians, clinicians, and staff in the Cancer Institute,” Lee Domanico, Chief Executive Officer at Marin General Hospital. “This recognition is a testament to the high quality, safe care we continue to provide to our community.”

The Cancer Institute takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in greatly improved patient care. 

Marin General Hospital’s cancer program has been continuously accredited since 1985 –and beyond that has earned the Outstanding Achievement Award with its past three accreditations in 2008, 2011 and 2014. 2017 recipients of this elite award will be announced later in the year.
 

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About Marin General Hospital

Marin General Hospital has been meeting the community’s healthcare needs since 1952. Many Marin County residents choose to live here because they appreciate the healthy lifestyle and transformative natural environment. In keeping with the values and needs of the community, Marin General Hospital is dedicated to treating the whole patient, mind, body and soul. Their mission is to provide the people of Marin with the healing care they want and deserve.

Marin General Hospital offers advanced medical expertise, technology, and treatments in an exceptionally healing environment. It also gives patients the opportunity to complement their medical treatment with integrative therapies at our Center for Integrative Health & Wellness. Together, Marin General Hospital care teams deliver award-winning services that are recognized by patients and their families, as well as by independent organizations who rank the hospital among the best. For more information, please visit https://www.maringeneral.org/about-us.

About the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer

Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care.  Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons.  For more information, visit: www.facs.org/cancer