Baptist Health Floyd Earns National Accreditation for its Cancer Program
The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at Baptist Health Floyd. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Baptist Health Floyd first received CoC accreditation in 2013 and has maintained a
New Albany, IND. (November 12, 2019) – The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at Baptist Health Floyd. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Baptist Health Floyd first received CoC accreditation in 2013 and has maintained accreditation to date.
Because it is a CoC-accredited cancer center, Baptist Health Floyd takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care.
Baptist Health Floyd’s Interim President Matt Bailey explains, “We’re proud to be able to provide world-class cancer care to residents in our region. This accreditation confirms our commitment to offering advanced technology and personalized care close to home.”
The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for Baptist Health Floyd to improve its quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care, including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care. When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services including psychosocial support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.
Like all CoC-accredited facilities, Baptist Health Floyd maintains a cancer registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a joint program of the CoC and American Cancer Society. This nationwide oncology outcomes database is the largest clinical disease registry in the world. Data on all types of cancer is tracked and analyzed through the NCDB and used to explore trends in cancer care. CoC-accredited cancer centers, in turn, have access to information derived from this type of data analysis, which is used to create national, regional, and state benchmark reports. These reports help CoC facilities with their quality improvement efforts.
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 1.7 million cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2018. There are currently more than 1,500 CoC-accredited cancer programs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, CoC-accredited facilities diagnose and/or treat more than 70 percent of all newly diagnosed patients with cancer. When cancer patients choose to seek care locally at a CoC-accredited cancer center, like Baptist Health Floyd, they are gaining access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care close to home. The CoC provides the public with information on the resources, services and cancer treatment experience for each CoC-accredited cancer program through the CoC Hospital Locator at https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer-programs/commission-on-cancer/
About Baptist Health Floyd
Founded in 1953, Baptist Health Floyd, formerly known as Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, is a 236-bed, acute care regional healthcare provider with one of southern Indiana’s most advanced comprehensive cardiac surgery programs. Part of Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health, the hospital offers 34 points of care in a full continuum from inpatient care to rehab services to home care. Services include cardiac surgery, bariatric surgery, thoracic services, cancer care, diabetic treatment, weight management services, orthopedics, spine care, wound care, pain management, sleep care and a full range of women’s services including obstetrics. The cancer center’s breast program is the only program in Southern Indiana to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Our nursing staff has been recognized with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Pathway to Excellence designation. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.com/Floyd.
About the Commission on Cancer
Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. For more information, visit the website.