Highlands Receives Accreditation from Commission on Cancer

March 28, 2018

Prestonsburg, Ky.— After a rigorous evaluation and review process, Highlands Regional Medical Center has received a Three-Year Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. This accreditation is given only to those facilities that provide the highest level of quality cancer care.

Highlands Regional received the three-year accreditation following an on-site evaluation in August 2016 which reviewed compliance with 32 CoC quality care standards in areas including cancer program management, clinical services, patient outcomes, and data quality. The hospital is one of 32 cancer programs in Kentucky to meet or exceed the standards required for accreditation. Highlands has worked to remain an accredited cancer program since their first CoC accreditation in 1990.
“We’re exceptionally proud of our cancer program and the staff that make the accreditation possible” said Susan Ellis, Vice President of Patient Services. “Accreditations like this one confirm what we already know; Highlands provides exceptional cancer care, close to home.”
Highlands’s Cancer Program provides comprehensive approach to cancer care, including prevention, diagnostic and treatment services. These include screening and diagnostic services, medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgery and more.
For more information on Highlands’ cancer care and Oncology services, visit hrmc.org.
About the Commission on Cancer
The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care. The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.