Mercy Medical Center’s Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center receives Commission on Cancer 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award
04 / 17 / 2012
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
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Oshkosh, Wis. - The Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center is a recipient of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Outstanding Achievement Award.
Mercy Medical Center is one of seven Wisconsin hospitals to receive this award. As a result of a successful 2011 survey, Mercy is recognized for its excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.
“We are honored to have been awarded for our services,” said Nancy Sonnleitner, coordinator, Affinity Health System cancer registry. “Our cancer program is designed to provide personalized care to meet our patients’ individual needs.”
To receive this award, facilities are required to demonstrate a Commendation Level of compliance with seven standards that represent six areas of cancer program activity. These standards include: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical management, research, community outreach and quality improvement. Facilities must also receive a compliance rating for the remaining 29 cancer program standards.
“The cancer program at Mercy Medical Center has an important goal of offering the best possible care to our patients,” said Timothy Goggins, MD, Affinity Health System cancer committee chairman. “The staff does an excellent job in achieving this goal and this award proves it.”
For a full list of recipients visit http://www.facs.org/cancer/coc/outstandingachievement2011list.html.
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