The George Washington University Hospital Cancer Program Receives National Achievement Award

Washington, DC (May 23, 2014) – The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Outstanding Achievement Award to the comprehensive community cancer program at The George Washington University Hospital.

GW Hospital is one of only 74 cancer programs in the United States to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award. Programs may elect to go through the voluntary accreditation process every three years. GW’s Cancer Program has maintained continuous approval for the last four accreditations – attaining commendation status in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

“To earn validation from independent, clinical national authorities says a great deal about our unwavering commitment to put patients first,” said Barry Wolfman, CEO and Managing Director of GW Hospital. “Truly comprehensive cancer care demands people from multiple medical fields of expertise to collaborate to meet the unique needs of each patient. Doing that at the highest level for years on end is no small feat.”

The CoC Outstanding Achievement Award applauds cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. An on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor determines the facility’s level of compliance to seven primary standards.

View a complete list of 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award recipients and additional information

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