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The Valley Hospital Receives Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award

The Valley Hospital’s cancer program has been honored with the prestigious 2015 Outstanding Achievement 2015-CoC-Outstanding-Achievement-Award-logo.jpgAward by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.  Valley was the only hospital in northern New Jersey and one of only two in the state to receive this recognition in 2015.

Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients and demonstrate a commendation level of compliance with seven standards during their accreditation survey cycle.  Valley’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.  Valley is one of only 47 facilities nationwide to achieve the Outstanding Achievement Award for surveys performed in 2015.

“This award reflects Valley’s commitment to providing exceptional, high-quality cancer care to our cancer patients,” said Robert Korst, M.D., Director of Valley’s Blumenthal Cancer Center.  “It is a testament to the hard work of our Oncology team and to our multidisciplinary approaches to treating cancer.”

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons also awarded Valley with a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation Gold Level to the Cancer Program at The Valley Hospital in 2015.  In addition, Valley holds more Gold Seals of Approval for cancer care from The Joint Commission than any U.S. hospital; clinical areas with this distinction include lung, breast, colorectal, uterine-ovarian, pancreatic, and prostate cancers.  For more information about Valley's cancer program, please visit