The Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons recently granted a three-year accreditation to the cancer program at Anna Jaques Cancer Center affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
To earn Commission on Cancer accreditation, a cancer program must maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care, meet 34 quality care standards and be evaluated every three years through a survey process.
“Achieving accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer confirms our incredible team’s high degree of training, skill, compassion and dedication to providing quality cancer care in Newburyport,” said Jonathan Eneman, medical director of the Cancer Center. “Our patients will benefit from our center’s commitment to meet and exceed the Commission on Cancer’s standards and our resolve to continuously raise the bar on the comprehensive, patient-centered cancer care offered to the Anna Jaques community.”
Since 2015, Anna Jaques Cancer Center has offered a full spectrum of community-based diagnostic and treatment services in Newburyport, with access to advanced treatment options and specialists at Beth Israel when needed. The center said it takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating all types of cancer, with a collaborative team of specialists working together to diagnose and direct a personalized treatment plan, resulting in leading-edge patient care for the community.
Interim Anna Jaques Hospital President Jeffrey Brickman added, “We applaud the talented team of caregivers and staff within the Cancer Center for their commitment and dedication to providing our oncology patients with the highest level of care.”
The Commission on Cancer Accreditation provides a framework for Anna Jaques Cancer Center to deliver the highest quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs, including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease and end-of-life care.
Besides the hospital, Anna Jaques Hospital opened its Haverhill Medical Offices in 2017 at 600 Primrose St., Haverhill.