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Oncology Program at Texas Health Dallas Receives 'Outstanding Achievement Award'
Date:6/11/2009

DALLAS, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons, one of the highest honors for cancer programs in the United States.

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"This recognizes the hard work of all the people in our program, from administrators to nurses and physicians," said Dr. Pat Fulgham, surgical director of oncology at Texas Health Dallas. "Receiving this designation validates Texas Health Dallas' commitment to clinical excellence and compassionate, patient-centered care."

The Outstanding Achievement Award is the highest accreditation given by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Only eight hospitals in Texas have received the designation.

"It's flattering for our program to receive an honor like this, but the award itself isn't what's important," said Dr. Jivesh Sharma, an oncologist at Texas Health Dallas. "What's significant is that it means we're providing quality care, using evidence-based medicine with a multidisciplinary approach to treating each patient individually."

Texas Health Dallas recently received commendations in all nine categories for a community hospital to be designated an approved cancer center by the Commission on Cancer.

To qualify as an approved cancer center, a hospital must treat a high number of cancer patients each year, provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services, and participate in clinical research. The hospital must also provide a cancer registry that follows patients from diagnosis through treatment and offers lifelong follow-up. Texas Health Dallas exceeded the criteria in all categories.

With its strong performance in the nine categories for approved cancer centers, Texas Health Dallas was eligible for the Outstanding Achievement Award.

Receiving accreditation involves meeting a complex set of requirements for a hospital's oncology services.

The application process, which included a site visit, requires that hospitals submit three years of data to demonstrate that the program meets the commission's rigorous standards for providing comprehensive care for cancer patients, including state-of-the-art equipment and services, and maintaining a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

The patient data collected by certified tumor registrars at Texas Health Dallas is provided to researchers and organizations such as the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control to evaluate quality of care, outcomes, and screening and prevention programs.


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