(March 9, 2019, Jackson, Miss.) St. Dominic Hospital was recently awarded the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
St. Dominic’s is one of a select group of 24 accredited cancer programs in the United States to receive this national honor for cancer surveys performed in 2018. St. Dominic’s also received the three-year accreditation for the 2009 and 2014 surveys.
To earn this voluntary accreditation, St. Dominic’s Cancer Services is required to meet or exceed quality care standards as outlined by the CoC, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
“St. Dominic’s is blessed to sit among the top cancer programs in the nation to receive the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award,” said Mechale Mayfield, St. Dominic’s Oncology Service Line Administrator. “This ensures that we strive for excellence in cancer care and are committed to providing the highest level of quality for our patients. Compliance in these standards is the best way to showcase our cancer program. I am proud to be a part of St. Dominic’s team in providing the best in cancer care.”
St. Dominic’s cancer program was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within give cancer program activity areas, including: program management, clinical services, continuum of care services, patient outcomes and quality data. The cancer program was further evaluated on seven commendation standards. To be eligible, all award recipients must have received commendation ratings in all seven commendation standards, in addition to receiving a compliance rating for each of the 27 other standards.
For more information about St. Dominic’s Cancer Services, visit www.stdom.com.
About the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
Established in 1922 by the ACS, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. The CoC’s accreditation program encourages hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care through various cancer-related services. For more information on the CoC, visit https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/coc.
About St. Dominic’s
St. Dominic’s is more than just a hospital. It is a family of services focused on fulfilling a mission of Christian healing to those in need. St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. is the parent company for a large group of subsidiary organizations and programs dedicated to the same mission. These include St. Dominic Hospital, the Community Health Services Clinic, St. Dominic Medical Associates (physician network), New Directions for Over 55, MEA Clinics, The Club at St. Dominic’s, the School Nurse Program, St. Dominic’s Foundation, St. Catherine’s Village and Care-A-Van.
St. Dominic Hospital is a 571-bed tertiary care hospital located in Jackson, Mississippi serving all of central Mississippi and employs approximately 3,000 employees inclusive of nurses, physicians, and skilled caregivers. The medical staff, of nearly 500 leading physicians and specialists, makes St. Dominic’s one of the most comprehensive hospitals in Mississippi. Through more than seven decades, St. Dominic’s has remained true to its vision. We are St. Dominic’s – a Christian healing community called to provide quality, compassionate care and an Exceptional Experience Everytime.