Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Cancer Services is the only program in Georgia – and one of only 24 programs in the nation – to receive the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
“We’re extremely honored to receive this elite award that recognizes the excellent care our team provides our patients each day,” says Jayme Carrico, executive director of NGMC’s Cancer Services. “It speaks volumes about the dedication and expertise of our physicians, nurses, technicians and staff.”
The Commission on Cancer performs accreditation surveys for cancer programs each year. Accredited programs may receive one of three levels of commendation – Bronze, Silver or Gold – based on how many standards of care are met. A program must achieve Gold-Level commendation by meeting all seven standards of care to be considered for the Outstanding Achievement Award – which is the greatest recognition possible from the CoC.