Accreditations & Certifications
These national accreditations demonstrate the Regional Cancer Center’s
commitment to provide high quality care that keeps the patient at the
center of all treatment planning and decisions. All aspects of our care
are reviewed, including how well our patients do, how well we collaborate
as a team to provide care, our ability to offer comprehensive services,
and our compliance with national protocols.
Mary Washington Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Cancer every
three years. Our last accreditation in early 2015 earned us accreditation
with commendation in all eight categories:
Established by the American College of Surgeons, the Commission on Cancer
is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients
through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and monitoring
of comprehensive quality care.
Mary Washington Healthcare's Regional Cancer Center is one of the premiere
breast cancer centers in the country., and has been awarded the prestigious
accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers represents a consortium
of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of
the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases
of the breast. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific
validation, and patient and professional education. The NAPBC Board has
worked diligently to assure multidisciplinary leadership representation
and has recently sanctioned its program structure and standards, which
include nationally recognized breast cancer quality performance measures
that will serve as an initial platform for measuring quality improvement.
American College of Radiology Accreditations:
A Cancer Regisitry is information required by law and reported to the state
and federal government, including the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention and the National Cancer Institute. Details on diagnosis, treatment,
and survivorship are collected and reported for every patient we see and
treat. Our Cancer Registrars are healthcare professionals that collect,
analyze, and report this cancer data. This information provides us with
valuable cancer statistics and help us determine what cancer treatments
are the most effective.