Northridge Hospital is one of a select group of only 27 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed July 1 – December 31, 2015. The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.
The purpose of the award is to raise awareness on the importance of providing quality cancer care at health care institutions throughout the U.S. In addition, it is intended to:
- Motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of care.
- Facilitate dialogue between award recipients and healthcare professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices.
- Encourage honorees to serve as quality-care resources to other cancer programs.
- Educate cancer patients on available quality-care options.
“Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital is honored to be recognized by the Commission on Cancer. This achievement is the result of unwavering collaboration among the physicians, caregivers and the Thomas & Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center staff who bring the best in quality patient care for those facing cancer”, says Saliba H. Salo, President and CEO. “This award reflects our constant commitment to providing the highest level of compassionate care and service to our patients and their families. It also means patients do not have to leave the Valley to receive the high quality cancer care they deserve and expect from a comprehensive Cancer Center.”
Dignity Health Northridge Hospital’s cancer program was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within one of four cancer program activity areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, and quality improvement. The cancer program was further evaluated on seven commendation standards. To be eligible, all award recipients must have received commendation ratings in all seven commendation standards, in addition to receiving a compliance rating for each of the 27 other standards.
See the list of all cancer programs in the U.S. that received the award during the second half of 2015.
About the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
Established in 1922 by the ACS, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. The CoC provides the public with information on the resources, services and cancer treatment experience for each CoC-accredited cancer program. The CoC’s accreditation program encourages hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs. For more information on the CoC, visit: www.facs.org/cancer/index.html.
Proudly serving the 2 million residents in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys for nearly 60 years, Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 411 bed not-for-profit community hospital. As a leading provider of compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care, we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems and is a part of a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 55,000 employees, and more than 380 care centers.