Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s cancer program was recently recognized by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) for maintaining accreditation for 46 years. CoC-accredited cancer programs provide their communities with high-quality, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care. These programs evolve in response to new diagnostic and treatment modalities, quality assurance and improvement initiatives and the needs of cancer patients and their families.
Currently, there are 1,500 CoC-accredited programs throughout the United States. Recently, the CoC recognized 31 programs nationwide that have maintained their accreditation for 45-49 years (beginning 1964-1968). Accreditation is granted only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment and are able to comply with established CoC standards.
The David and Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment at Sharp Grossmont Hospital was the first comprehensive, stand-alone outpatient facility for cancer diagnosis, treatment, support groups and educational resources in San Diego County.
The Center provides cancer patients advanced cancer-fighting technologies and therapies and the ability to see radiation and medical oncology specialists in one location. It’s accredited from the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center, which applauds organizations that meet the highest standards for providing quality, comprehensive care to patients.
The Center is also accredited from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for its dedication to the improvement of quality care and outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast.
Find a San Diego Oncologist
For more information about cancer services at Sharp HealthCare or to find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego oncologist or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.
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Learn more about the services offered at the David and Donna Long Cancer Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital.