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Norton Cancer Institute - Madison earns national re-accreditation from American College of Surgeons

Hospital news | Friday, January 27, 2023

Contact: Dave Ommen

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at Norton Cancer Institute – Madison. To earn voluntary accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 Commission on Cancer quality standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.

As a CoC-accredited cancer center, Norton Cancer Institute – Madison takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care.

“It’s important for our patients and our community to know that we provide the highest standards of care here in Madison,” said Emily Spitler, RN, MSN, Oncology Director at Norton Cancer Institute – Madison. “We pride ourselves on treating our patients like family members. We enjoy getting to know our patients and provide the same excellent care that we would want for own loved ones.”

When cancer patients choose to seek care locally at a CoC-accredited cancer center, they are gaining access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care close to home.

Like all CoC-accredited facilities, Norton Cancer Institute-Madison maintains a cancer registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a joint program of the CoC and American Cancer Society. This nationwide oncology outcomes database is the largest clinical disease registry in the world. Data on all types of cancer are tracked and analyzed through the NCDB and used to explore trends in cancer care. CoC accreditated cancer centers, in turn, have access to information derived from this type of data analysis, which is used to create national, regional and state benchmark reports.

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