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Aurora hospitals receive Outstanding Achievement Awards from the Commission on Cancer

Friday, April 23, 2010

Milwaukee – Seven hospitals in the Aurora Health Care system are recipients of the Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award. This award is presented by the American College of Surgeons to facilities that excel in cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, research, community outreach and quality improvement. During the survey period 432 hospitals were visited, but only 82 received the commendation.

Aurora recipients of the Outstanding Achievement Award this year were:

  • Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore
  • Aurora Sinai Medical Center
  • Aurora West Allis Medical Center
  • Aurora Medical Center Washington County
  • Aurora Medical Center Two Rivers
  • Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh

These seven institutions join four other Aurora facilities that achieved this designation last year. Additionally, Aurora’s Sheboygan hospital will be surveyed this summer, with the possibility of commendation next spring. Summit, Aurora’s newest hospital, looks forward to consideration in the future. Accreditation is awarded on a three-year cycle.

“Aurora is dedicated to providing the best care possible for our patients,” says Dr. Joe Mirro, vice president of Aurora’s cancer program. “It is a testament to our caregivers and acknowledges the outstanding patient care they provide that Aurora’s hospitals have been recognized among the best by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.”

Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the Commission on Cancer is 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 Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve the quality of care. Aurora provides care at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and Illinois.

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Contact: Adam Beeson
Phone: 414-389-2213

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