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LMHS Nationally Accredited by American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

LMHS Nationally Accredited by American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

posted on: 6/26/2024 9:31:19 AM

Lima Memorial Health System announces it has received accreditation under the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation Program. This accreditation demonstrates Lima Memorial’s commitment to improving cancer care across the continuum through its continued compliance with ACS CoC standards. 

The ACS CoC is a group of professional organizations dedicated to improving quality of life and survival for patients with cancer by both setting and raising standards of care. To receive accreditation, Lima Memorial underwent a rigorous evaluation and review of performance and compliance with CoC standards, which provide the structure for providing patients with comprehensive cancer care services and resources.

“This prestigious recognition demonstrates our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional, compassionate care to our community,” shared Brittany Zeigler, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Lima Memorial Health System Cancer Program. “This is an achievement that motivates us to continue striving for excellence and providing Great Care to every patient we serve."

In addition to accreditation, Lima Memorial also received recognition as an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, highlighting the health system’s commitment to consistent improvement upon procedures and approaches. The Surgical Quality Partner designation signifies that Lima Memorial is dedicated to quality, persistent self-improvement and has been verified or accredited by the ACS.

"ACS Quality programs are grounded in more than a century of experience and participation is an important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality. As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, Lima Memorial has shown a commitment to providing the best possible patient care, evaluating that care in a rigorous fashion and dedicating themselves to continuous self-improvement," said ACS Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS.

About Lima Memorial’s Cancer Program

No two people are the same. And no two cancers are the same. Which is why the board-certified oncology specialists with the Lima Memorial Cancer Program design cancer treatment plans for patients’ specific needs. They combine cancer diagnosis, treatment and education with counseling and support from diagnosis through treatment to recovery. Your referring physician and Lima Memorial’s board-certified specialists, experienced oncology-trained nurses, radiation technologists and other caregivers collaborate to develop your individual treatment plan. The Lima Memorial Cancer Program is also a leader in cancer education and prevention programs throughout the community.

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