Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Revere, Somerville, Winthrop, MA...Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) announced today that its Oncology service has received continued national accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. This comes after a detailed evaluation of CHA's cancer program and an on-site survey that examined CHA's commitment to quality care, ongoing program improvements, and public accountability.
During the survey, the Commission on Cancer found no deficiencies, which allowed it to designate CHA as a Community Hospital Cancer Program with Commendation. Of the 45 institutions accredited in Massachusetts in the community hospital category, only 12 have received this level of distinction.
"Having a nationally accredited cancer program validates the quality of our care and the skills of our team," said C. Douglas Taylor, MD, CHA's Chief of Oncology. "It also illustrates that we provide excellent care in related areas, like our Cambridge Breast Center and the GI Center at our Somerville Hospital campus. Over the past several years, we have continued to improve our testing and treatment services, and we hope that our communities will see this as one more reason they can trust us for their care."
For more information about CHA's cancer care program, call 617-665-1552 (Cambridge hospital campus) or 617-381-7115 (Whidden hospital campus in Everett), or visit www.challiance.org.
Cambridge Health Alliance is an innovative, award-winning health system that provides high quality care in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's metro-north communities. It includes three hospital campuses, more than 20 primary care and specialty practices, the Cambridge Public Health Dept., and the Network Health plan. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Tufts University School of Medicine.