Baptist North Mississippi cancer program awarded full, three-year accreditation

Baptist North Mississippi recently achieved full accreditation and a silver rating for its cancer program.

The accreditation is given by the Commission on Cancer, which evaluates the center’s program management, clinical services, patient outcomes, data quality and its continuum of care. Baptist complied with all the standards and excelled in enough of the areas to receive a silver commendation.

The three-year accreditation with commendation puts Baptist in an elite group of hospitals nationwide that are dedicated to providing exceptional cancer care.

“This achievement provides us the opportunity to reach patients not just in our community but in cities and towns without patient-centered cancer care,” said Baptist North Mississippi CEO and Administrator Bill Henning. “I am so proud of the colleagues at Baptist North Mississippi. Their work advances the Baptist mission and improves quality of life in our community.”

The Commission on Cancer is a multidisciplinary group operating within the American College of Surgeons to evaluate the performance of each applying hospital. The CoC provides a hospital locator that lists all the accredited hospitals in the patients’ area and provides them with the peace of mind to know that the hospitals they are seeing have quality, comprehensive care.