Loyola Receives Commission on Cancer Accreditation | Loyola Medicine
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Loyola receives 3-year Commission on Cancer accreditation with commendation

MAYWOOD, Ill. (Dec. 3, 2014) – The Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center at Loyola University Medical Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation with commendation from the respected Commission on Cancer (CoC).

Centers seeking voluntary CoC accreditation undergo on-site evaluation by physician surveyors. Loyola was compliant in all 26 CoC program standards and received the highest rating in each of seven standards covering such areas as clinical management, research, oncology education, public reporting of outcomes, perfect adherence to College of American Pathologists guidelines, strong nursing leadership, community outreach and continuous commitment to providing high-quality improvements.

Loyola University Medical Center is accredited through October 2017.

The Commission on Cancer is the only multidisciplinary accreditation program for cancer programs in the United States. Accreditation ensures a center will provide a full range of services to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and support cancer patients and their families. Accredited programs continually evaluate their performance and take corrective action when necessary.

The CoC was established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons. CoC partners with more than 50 national organizations and federal programs committed to improving cancer care and outcomes, including the National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.