Bethesda, Md. (April 19, 2013) – Suburban Hospital’s Cancer Care Program once again achieved three-year accreditation with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons (ACOS) Commission on Cancer.
Receiving care at a CoC cancer program ensures that a patient has access to comprehensive care, including state-of-the-art services and equipment and a multispecialty, team approach—close to home.
This accreditation also means Suburban Hospital offers access to information about clinical trials and research, cancer-related educational materials and support, as well as a cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers, treatment results and lifelong patient follow-up.
“This accreditation with commendation demonstrates that our Cancer Program provides the best in cancer care,” said Dr. Pamela Wright, director of the Suburban Hospital Breast Center. “We not only comply with the quality standards measured by the Commission on Cancer, we excel.”
About Suburban Hospital
Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a not-for-profit, community-based hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, that has served Montgomery County and the surrounding area for almost 70 years. Suburban Hospital is distinguished by a cutting-edge stroke program; level II trauma center; centers of excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics and joint replacement surgery, neurosciences and oncology; state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools; and affiliations with world-class institutions, including the neighboring National Institutes of Health.