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Hospital accredited by the Commission On Cancer of the American College Of Surgeons

New Britain [September 14 2011] - The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) Cancer Center.

A facility receives this recognition following an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a Commendation level of compliance with one or more standards representing the scope of the cancer program. Standards include cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement.

“This Accreditation with Commendation demonstrates the continuing excellence of the hospital’s cancer program,” said Peter D. Byeff, M.D., medical director, HOCC George Bray Cancer Center. “It is also reflective of the strong commitment and compassion of hospital staff who work as a team to care for cancer patients in our community.”

“Accreditation with commendation is another step in our continued development of world-class cancer services right here in our own community,” added Steven D. Hanks, M.D., HOCC’s executive vice president and chief medical officer.

HOCC provides comprehensive care for a variety of cancers and offers: Advanced diagnostic procedures, including MRI, CT, PET and PET-CT scanning; chemotherapy; radiation therapy, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy and Novalis radiosurgery; surgical oncology for esophageal, colorectal, thoracic, breast and neurological cancers; hematology and gynecologic oncology; clinical trials to test new treatments; and support services for patients and their loved ones/caregivers.

Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, X4366

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