SMH Receives Full
Approval from Commission
ME - Western Maine Health President and Chief Executive
Officer Timothy Churchill announced recently that the
cancer program at Stephens Memorial Hospital has
received a three-year Approval with Commendation from
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College
of Surgeons (ACoS).
received this Three-Year Approval with commendation
following an evaluation survey in September of 2006,
during which the facility showed a Commendation level of
compliance with one of more of the following standards:
cancer committee leadership, cancer data management,
clinical services, research, and community outreach.
There were no deficiencies noted in the CoC
report. To maintain approval the hospital will
have another evaluation in three years. This will
ensure the continued high quality of care provided by
the various cancer services available at Stephens
Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of Western Maine
Health, which is part of the Maine Health® family.
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