Navigation Links
Jefferson surgeon receives outstanding performance award from American College Of Surgeons
Date:2/26/2010

PHILADELPHIAAdam Berger, M.D., a Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, recently received an Outstanding Performance Award for going above and beyond the scope of the normal duties of serving as a liaison between the hospital's cancer program and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). As a Cancer Liaison, he is serving a three-year appointment and is among a national network of over 1,600 volunteer physicians who are responsible for providing leadership and direction to establish, maintain and support their facility's cancer program. CLPs are an integral part of cancer programs accredited by the CoC. Dr. Berger is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and is a member of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson.

As a CLP, Dr. Berger, is responsible for spearheading CoC initiatives within the hospital's cancer program; collaborating with local agencies, such as the American Cancer Society; and facilitating quality improvement initiatives utilizing data submitted to the CoC's National Cancer Database (NCDB). The NCDB currently contains patient demographics, tumor characteristics, treatment, and outcomes information for over 25 million malignant cancers diagnosed and treated at hospital cancer programs in the United States. The CoC collects data from its approved cancer programs and provides tools these facilities can use to facilitate the analysis of patterns of diagnosis and treatment.

Nationally, 36 Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Awards were recently given to recognize liaison physicians' work in developing and/or implementing an idea that improved the quality of care delivered at their facility; directly contributing to the accreditation status of the cancer program; exceeding the expectations set forth for CLPs to strengthen the cancer program; demonstrating leadership and support for cancer control activities in the community and with the ACS; or serving as a role model for other staff and exhibiting characteristics that truly make them a physician champion for the cancer program.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ed Federico
ed.federico@jefferson.edu
Thomas Jefferson University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Jefferson neurosurgeon helps draft new treatment guidelines for brain metastases
2. Jefferson awarded multi-million dollar NIH grant
3. Jefferson researchers receive $3.9 million in Challenge grants
4. Jefferson Headache Center study shows novel, orally inhaled migraine therapy effective
5. New Jefferson study may redefine how a chronic auto-immune disease is diagnosed
6. Jefferson researchers identify critical marker of response to gemcitabine in pancreatic cancer
7. Belmont University Graduate Launches Healthy Soul Food Restaurant on Nashvilles Historic Jefferson Street
8. Highmark Inc. Recognizes Exceptional Employee Volunteers with Jefferson Awards for Public Service
9. Convenient Care Association, Jefferson Medical College Certify Member Convenient Care Clinics
10. Jefferson Regional Medical Center Selects iSirona DeviceConX for Medical Device Integration
11. Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience receives Department of Health and Human Services award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/31/2016)... York, New York (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 , ... ... effects research to provide the best accessories to avoid excessive Smartphone radiation implicated in ... of the study released on the bioRxiv preprint server on May 26th ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... Barbara, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 , ... Throughout the day, adults often ... for sustained motivation and awareness, but what they could be reaching for instead is a ... tea plants that are grown in Japan. This sacred tea is harvested from early June ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... St. Joseph Medical Center ... information exchange, which enables physicians at SJMC’s two hospital campuses, downtown and in ... organizations in the exchange. SJMC’s membership in the health information exchange underscores the ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... , ... May 31, 2016 , ... DDL, Inc. announced ... Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to include ISO 594-1 and ISO 594-2 testing for ... of achieving a leak-free connection between two medical devices (e.g. a syringe and hypodermic ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 , ... The successful ... model in their laboratories as well. However, laboratories have different challenges compared to manufacturing ... of lean operations in the lab, METTLER TOLEDO has developed the Lean Lab ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/31/2016)... The global dental bone graft ... CAGR of 10.6% within a forecast period from 2014 ... in 2013. Owing to favorable factors at play in ... by the end of this forecast period, i.e. 2020. ... representation in a research report published by Transparency Market ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... , May 31, 2016 ... and Annotate Content From Elsevier,s ScienceDirect Database ... scientific, technical and medical information products and services, ... Berlin -based scientific collaboration platform PaperHive to enable ... over 12 million articles on ScienceDirect , ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... May 31, 2016 , Isansys  Lifecare, ... its Patient Status Engine wireless patient monitoring platform, as it ... Germany , Scotland and ... 2 nd generation system, launched earlier this year, is now ... , , This new technology significantly enhances ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: