Newton-Wellesley Hospital Cancer Center Awarded!

Newton-Wellesley Hospital Cancer Center Awarded!

Newton-Wellesley Hospital was recently presented with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).  Newton-Wellesley is one of a select group of only 20 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed January 1 – June 30, 2015.  The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital Cancer Center Awarded!

“This nationally recognized achievement culminates many years of staff dedication to providing high-quality care to patients who have cancer,” said Jeffrey S. Wisch, MD, Clinical Director, Vernon Cancer Center and Chief, Hematology/Oncology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s cancer program was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within one of four cancer program activity areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, and quality improvement.  The cancer program was further evaluated on seven commendation standards.  To be eligible, all award recipients must have received commendation ratings in all seven commendation standards, in addition to receiving a compliance rating for each of the 27 other standards.

“Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s strong tradition of excellence in patient care provides the supportive and comforting setting which is critical for patients with cancer,” added Dr. Wisch.

The purpose of the award is to raise awareness on the importance of providing quality cancer care at health care institutions throughout the U.S.  In addition, it is intended to:

  • Motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of care.
  • Facilitate dialogue between award recipients and healthcare professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices.
  • Encourage honorees to serve as quality-care resources to other cancer programs.
  • Educate cancer patients on available quality-care options.

The Joan and James Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital offers patients an entire realm of cancer care, expert and innovative services and advanced treatment options. Our team provides personalized care in a private and comfortable setting for cancers such as breast, prostate, lung, head and neck, colorectal and gynecological malignancies. In addition, benign and malignant blood disorders such as anemia, coagulation disorders, lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia are also treated. Our mission is to deliver comprehensive, compassionate care while providing a sense of hope and comfort to patients and their families.

For more information about the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, visit or call 617-219-1230.

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