MetroHealth Cancer Center Receives Prestigious Accreditations
The MetroHealth Cancer Center recently achieved two prestigious accreditations that reflect the team’s high level of expertise and care for the community.
The Commission on Cancer, a quality program through American College of Surgeons, recently accredited MetroHealth’s cancer program for an additional three years. To earn this accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 quality care standards and maintain high levels of excellence.
In addition, The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, another program through ACS, accredited MetroHealth Medical Center. This accreditation is given to institutions that meet standards related to a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement for patients. Breast centers seeking this accreditation undergo a site visit every three years.
“Our mission at the MetroHealth is to provide the best cancer care possible,” said Benjamin Li, MD, Director, MetroHealth Cancer Center. “Because of this multi-disciplinary approach, our team provides a level of care that addresses all facets of an individual’s cancer journey. These recognitions are a reflection of our caregivers’ dedication, compassion and commitment to excellence.”
MetroHealth, meanwhile, continues to set a new standard for cancer care in Greater Cleveland.
Earlier this year, for example, MetroHealth invested $5 million in advanced radiation technology that can target a broad range of cancer cells with high level precision and accuracy. Known as the Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator, the technology allows oncologists to deliver high-energy X-rays or electrons to the region of the patient’s tumor while sparing healthy organs and tissues from radiation exposure
Also, with the formation of a new Center for Cancer Research, MetroHealth is ensuring that all patients have access to the latest advances in cancer care and can participate in cutting-edge clinical
“Fundamental to caring for our cancer patients is the continuous striving for better outcomes for all of them,” Dr. Li said. “Investment by MetroHealth in discovering new knowledge and better treatments for our cancer patients is our commitment to improving cancer outcomes for our community.”
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.