Grady Memorial Hospital Receives National Award for Cancer Care

Contact: Maria Lewis
(404) 616-7084 / mlewis1@gmh.edu

Grady Memorial Hospital has received the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC).  Grady is one of a select group of only 74 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year.  The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

The purpose of the award is to raise awareness on the importance of providing quality cancer care at healthcare institutions throughout the U.S.  In addition, it is intended to:

  • Motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of care.
  • Facilitate dialogue between award recipients and healthcare professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices.
  • Encourage honorees to serve as quality-care resources to other cancer programs.
  • Educate cancer patients on available quality-care options. 

“This is an outstanding achievement for Grady and for our Cancer program,” said Grady CEO John Haupert. “This award validates that we are providing our patients the highest quality care.”

Grady’s cancer program was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within one of five cancer program activity areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, cancer conferences, clinical services and quality improvement.  Our 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 34 other standards.