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Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health Receives National Accreditation

Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (PACC) has earned National Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). CoC, a quality program of ACS, has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to PACC.

To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed the CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey.

As a CoC-accredited cancer center since 1992, PACC takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care.

“Our participation in the Commission on Cancer Accreditation Program provides us with an effective framework for improving our quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care,” said Paul Dale, M.D., Medical Director of PACC.

Patients who receive care at PACC also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient centered services including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

"This accreditation serves to validate the great work done at the Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health to develop a comprehensive approach to cancer management. Cancer patients and their loved ones throughout the region can trust Peyton Anderson Cancer Center to deliver the highest quality of cancer care, close to home," said Christopher Hendry, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Navicent Health.

Since 2014, PACC has provided central Georgians with access to the latest in outpatient oncology services. The state-of-the-art PACC allows cancer patients to access numerous diagnostic and treatment options – including the latest research and clinical trials – in a single location and close to home, allowing cancer treatment to be easily accessed, more affordable and more convenient for patients and caregivers. CoC also granted its 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award to PACC. The cancer center was among a select group of 75 accredited cancer programs throughout the United States to receive the award and one of only 25 cancer programs to achieve this award for the second consecutive survey period.

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate the Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Navicent Health has 830 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health, the region’s only dedicated pediatric hospital; Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, a rural critical access hospital; Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, the region’s oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Navicent Health, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, the area’s first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Navicent Health; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.


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