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SVH Receives Three-Year Accreditation With Commendation from the Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) recently granted the Cancer Program at Simi Valley Hospital a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation.

Accreditation by the CoC is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. To maintain accreditation, facilities with CoC-accredited cancer programs must undergo an on-site review every three years.

The Cancer Program at Simi Valley Hospital received its three-year accreditation with Commendation following an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor. During that visit, the hospital demonstrated a commendation level of compliance with one or more standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement).

“Simi Valley Hospital is proud to receive this accreditation as an acknowledgement by the Commission on Cancer that we provide such a high level of cancer care that is responsive to the needs of our community,” said Darwin Remboldt, President and CEO of Simi Valley Hospital.

Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates 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 and 42 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care.

Simi Valley Hospital offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient cancer services as well as support and education within the hospital and in the community. For information, call (805) 955-6000.

Posted 5/5/11