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Cancer program receives three-year approval with commendation upon first reviewWednesday, October 19, 2005
Aurora BayCare Medical Center’s cancer program has received a three-year approval with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
Aurora BayCare’s cancer program has grown to serve not only Green Bay but all of northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s upper peninsula. In 2004, a significant portion of Aurora BayCare’s cancer patients came from counties such as Manitowoc (12 percent), Door (10 percent), Oconto (8 percent), Marinette (5 percent), and the upper Michigan counties of Delta, Menominee and Dickinson (9 percent).
A three-year approval with commendation is achieved by approximately 56 percent of cancer treatment centers nationwide. Each cancer program must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards every three years.
Participating hospitals, treatment centers and other facilities effectively demonstrate a continuum of care from prevention and early detection, pretreatment evaluation and staging, to optimal treatment, rehabilitation, surveillance for recurrent disease, support services and end-of-life care.
Receiving care at a CoC-approved cancer program ensures that a patient will have access to:
The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a full-service tertiary care hospital located on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint effort of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic.
Contact: Mike Spofford, Media Relations