Swedish Cancer Institute Recognized by the Commission on Cancer for Outstanding Achievement in 2014

March 25, 2015

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) recognized Swedish Cancer Institute with the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award. Swedish is among the top 15 percent of the cancer programs surveyed by the CoC. Swedish is also the only Seattle-area health system to receive this recognition during 2014.

“This recognition by the Commission on Cancer is a testament to the sustained excellence in patient-centered care delivered by the teams of professionals at the Swedish Cancer Institute,” said Thomas, Brown, MD, executive director of the Swedish Cancer Institute.

The awards are designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in demonstrating compliance with the CoC standards and are committed to ensuring high-quality cancer care. A CoC-accredited cancer program is eligible to earn the Outstanding Achievement Award for completing an accreditation survey and receiving a performance report that indicates an accreditation award of “Three-Year with Commendation.” Specifically, the program must receive commendation ratings for seven commendation level standards and no deficiencies for the remaining 27 standards.

At Swedish, we are proud to be among the top cancer programs taking strides in quality patient care. For more information on the CoC and the Outstanding Achievement Awards, visit facs.org