Commission of Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
UPMC Western Maryland Schwab Family Cancer Center (SFCC) recently received another three-year accreditation from the Commission of Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. This means the SFCC is in compliance with all 46 national standards.
Currently there are more than 1,500 cancer-accredited programs across the country, representing 30 percent of all hospitals. Accreditation is voluntary and requires a rigorous on-site evaluation to ensure patients have access to a full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and support patients with cancer and their families. To maintain accreditation, cancer centers must be reevaluated every three years.
UPMC Western Maryland Accredited Breast Center
UPMC Western Maryland Center for Breast Care in Cumberland, Maryland, has been granted a three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
Receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to:
- Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
- Quality breast care close to home
During the survey process, UPMC Western Maryland demonstrated compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating patients who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. UPMC Western Maryland Center for Breast Care shows a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. Click here to learn more.
UPMC Western Maryland Accredited as Lung Cancer Screening Center
UPMC Western Maryland recently earned the three-year confirmation of being a Designated Lung Screening Center by the American College of Radiology. The ACR examined the protocols, techniques, and radiation dose that is used for Low Dose Lung Cancer Screening exams. The ACR determined UPMC Western Maryland meets the highest standards of quality and safety for CT imaging services.