Quality and Accreditations
Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program
MidMichigan Medical Centers in Alma and Midland have received accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). This designation is granted only to facilities that have committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment and are able to comply with established CoC standards. Choosing an accredited facility ensures that you will receive:
- Comprehensive care including 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 quality improvements in cancer care
- Quality care, close to home
- Options for genetic assessment and counseling, and palliative care services
- Treatment planning based on evidence-based national treatment guidelines
- Follow-up care including a survivorship care plan
Source: Cancer Program Accreditation, American College of Surgeons Comission on Cancer Web site, November 22, 2010.
The Breast Health Program at MidMichigan's Center for Women's Health has been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. This designation is given only to centers that have undergone a rigorous evaluation and performance review, demonstrating compliance with the NAPBC's standards. There is also a breast health program associated with MidMichigan Gratiot Cancer Center in Alma.