Kings County Hospital has received a nationally recognized accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) for its Cancer Care Center, the Flatbush (New York) hospital. The hospital is part of the NYC Health + Hospitals organization. Through the CoC accreditation Kings County Cancer Care Center, patients have direct access to potential life-saving, advanced clinical trials.
What is the Commission on Cancer (CoC)?
The CoC 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.
How does a Provider earn an Accreditation?
The provider must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, and be evaluated every three years through a rigorous survey process; they must maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
The CoC Accreditation Program offers a framework for the hospital to provide continuous improvement of various cancer-related programs from prevention and early diagnosis to cancer staging treatment, rehabilitation and end-of-life care.
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