Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento voluntarily participates in the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) review process. Accreditation by the CoC demonstrates our ongoing commitment to quality cancer services and patient care.
Commission On Cancer Approval: What It Means For You
Approval by the CoC ensures that our patients have access to:
- Quality care close to home
- Comprehensive care offering a wide range of state-of-the-art cancer services
- A multispecialty team approach to coordinate the best cancer treatment options available to cancer patients
- Ongoing research and information about cancer clinical trials, education and support
- Lifelong patient follow-up through a cancer registry
- Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
- American College Of Surgeons Commission On Cancer
Visit the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) for more information about program accreditation and patient resources.
Accredited Breast Program by American College of Surgeons
In August 2021, Mercy San Juan Medical Center was designated an Accredited Breast Program by American College of Surgeons.
That means that you have access the most up-to-date and comprehensive breast care and you will receive:
- Comprehensive, personalized, and coordinated care provided by a team of specialists
- Continuous improvements in the quality of your care Information about clinical trials and new treatment options
- Access to breast cancer-related information and education
- Mental health support, financial guidance, survivorship care, and other long-term services
- Ongoing monitoring of care and lifelong follow-up
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Community Hospital Center of Excellence
In November 2015, the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) awarded Mercy San Juan Medical Center the official designation as a Community Hospital Center of Excellence. The ALCF Centers of Excellence award recognizes community hospitals for their individualized care and treatment of lung cancer patients.
As a Community Hospital Center of Excellence, Mercy San Juan Medical Center has implemented the standard of care required in the ALCF Centers of Excellence program. The program’s hallmark standard ensures all patients receive genomic testing to monitor for specific disease states and to determine potential options for precision medicine and targeted treatment. Additional standards include an individualized approach to care, patient access to new diagnostic tools and therapeutic techniques, and an emphasis on early detection and patient follow-up. Learn more about the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation.
Skin Cancer Screening Results
Understanding risk factors and recognizing the signs of skin cancer can be empowering and even save lives. Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento partnered with Dignity Health Medical Foundation and local Dignity Health hospitals to offer free skin cancer screenings. See our 2019 skin cancer community events recap.