Baptist Cancer Centers Recognized as Integrated Network Cancer Program

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) awarded Integrated Network Cancer Program accreditation status to all Baptist Cancer Centers across the system. The CoC is a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Its accreditation program provides the framework for Baptist Cancer Centers to improve quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care, including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease and end-of-life care.

“We are thrilled to be granted the elite Integrated Network Cancer Program accreditation by the American College of Surgeons,” said Parker Harris, CEO and administrator of Baptist Tipton and Baptist Cancer Center infusion centers. “This accreditation is not something that is awarded to any organization that applies. It takes years of programmatic development, physician and administrative leadership and impeccable patient-centered care. This award validates that exceptional care is provided at all our locations across the system.”

Baptist Cancer Center improves patient care with a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other cancer specialists, including supportive services.

When patients receive care at a Baptist Cancer Center facility, they also have access to clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling and patient-centered services, including psychosocial support, a patient navigation process and a survivorship care plan that seeks to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors.