Bryan, TX, May, 12, 2020—The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer recently reaccredited the St. Joseph Health cancer program, recognizing the health system’s commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, patient-centered care and its continued work towards improving the care and outcomes of patients with cancer in the Brazos Valley.
Currently only 1,500 cancer care programs have earned Commission on Cancer Accreditation, and as a Commission on Cancer- Accredited Cancer Program, the St. Joseph Health Cancer Center program is in an elite group of cancer care providers.
“We are proud to offer these vital services to the Brazos Valley, allowing patients to receive care close to home,” said Theron Park, St. Joseph Health Chief Executive Officer.
The Commission on Cancer offers many benefits including structured care models; accountability and quality improvement measures; extensive data to use for quality improvement, administration and research; data analysis; public awareness and recruiting. There are also numerous patient and community benefits including reputable and verified standards of care, collaborative efforts to provide cancer prevention and cancer screening events and greater exposure to clinical research studies and trials. St. Joseph Health is the only health facility in the Brazos Valley to be accredited by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer.
About St. Joseph Health
St. Joseph Health is comprised of five hospitals, two long term care facilities and multiple clinics across the Brazos Valley, including Regional Hospital in Bryan-College Station and St. Joseph Health – College Station Hospital (formerly College Station Medical Center). St. Joseph Health is home to a Level II Major Trauma Center, the highest in the region. St. Joseph Health is an academic and clinical partner of Texas A&M Health Science Center. Together, the St. Joseph and Texas A&M Health Network includes over 100 employed primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. As an active member of the Brazos Valley, St. Joseph Health is a leader in providing compassionate care and are committed to overall health of the community. We are part of CommonSpirit Health, the largest Catholic healthcare system in the United States, and is committed to advancing the health of all people and dedicated to serving the common good. Learn more about St. Joseph Health at CHIStJoseph.org.
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