Quality of care: City of Hope receives highest level of accreditation
Quality of care is becoming an increasingly critical factor in how institutions are evaluated as health care providers. The more that medical centers can show how they adhere to the highest standards, the more successful they'll be in the evolving climate. City of Hope has long been well-positioned in this regard, and its standing among peer institutions recently received a major boost.
The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (COC) recognized our exceptional level of cancer care by awarding us with its highest level of accreditation, “Three-Year with Commendation.” This is the second consecutive time — surveys take place every three years — that City of Hope has received the rating. The survey results underscore the scope and excellence of City of Hope's clinical cancer care. They also speak to the hard work of the Clinical Cancer Committee, comprising administrators and clinicians, to ensure the standards of the college continue to be met and exceeded. To receive this exceptional mark, programs must comply with all of the commission’s standards and receive a commendation rating for at least one of those standards. City of Hope received commendations for its performance on five:
- Clinical trials accrual
- Public reporting of outcomes
- Adherence to College of American Pathologists protocols
- Rapid Quality Reporting System participation
- Accuracy of data submission
For patients and members of the community, this accreditation is especially reassuring. It tells them that City of Hope offers the highest level of comprehensive care including:
- A complete range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best available treatment options
- Information about ongoing cancer clinical trials and new treatment options
- Access to prevention and early detection programs, cancer education and support services
- A cancer registry that offers lifelong patient follow-up
- Ongoing monitoring and improvements in cancer care
- Quality care close to home
As measures of quality like this become increasingly important in health care, City of Hope's efforts to maintain high standards of cancer care will continue to pay off, ensuring our future success. Learn more about the Commission on Cancer and its accreditation.
Learn more about becoming a patient or getting a second opinion at City of Hope by visiting us online or by calling 800-826-HOPE (4673). Our staff will explain what previous medical records we'll need for your first appointment and help you determine, before you come in, whether or not your insurance will pay for the appointment.