The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center has received the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC)—a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients. The award acknowledges 79 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality cancer care to patients. The Wilmot Cancer Center was the only recipient of this award in the region.
Twenty-nine categorizes within four cancer program areas were used to evaluate the Wilmot Cancer Center: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services and quality improvement. The award-winning, cancer-care programs represent approximately 19 percent of programs surveyed by the CoC in 2012.
“Our team of physicians and staff strive to provide our community of patients with the best possible cancer care every day,” said Jonathan Friedberg, M.D., director, Wilmot Cancer Center. “To do this, it is crucial that we continue to be an educational resource for cancer prevention and care, collaborate with other peer facilities on best practices, and look for additional opportunities to improve our programs and facility.”
The Wilmot Cancer Center is the Finger Lakes Region’s leader for cancer care and research. Approximately 400 doctors, nurses, scientists and staff provide care for more than 10,000 people each year from the greater Rochester region and beyond.