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SMH Receives Full Approval from Commission on Cancer

NORWAY, 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).

SMH 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 Hosptial.

Stephens Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of Western Maine Health, which is part of the Maine Health® family.  Visit Western Maine Health on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.


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