Marin General Hospital Cancer Institute Earns Fourth Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

This award recognizes cancer programs that provide the highest quality care to cancer patients

GREENBRAE, CA — Marin General Hospital’s Cancer Institute has earned its fourth Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Marin General Hospital joins a group of sixteen accredited national cancer programs across the country honored by this consecutive national recognition. Awardees achieved excellence by going above and beyond CoC standards, demonstrating excellence in fostering dialogue about best-practices among healthcare providers at all levels of care and providing guidelines and resources for other cancer programs.

The purpose of the award is to encourage cancer programs to raise the bar on quality cancer care, with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness about high quality, patient-centered care. In addition, the award is intended to:

  • Recognize those cancer programs that achieve excellence meeting the CoC Standards
  • Motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of quality cancer care
  • Facilitate dialogue between award recipients and health care professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices
  • Encourage honorees to serve as quality care resources to other cancer programs

“This award was made possible by our tireless and dedicated staff at our Cancer Institute. We are honored to be recognized for four periods in a row of excellence in cancer treatment and look forward to continuing to raise the standards of care for years to come,” said Lee Domanico, Chief Executive Officer of Marin General Hospital.

Marin General Hospital’s cancer program was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within five cancer program activity areas: program management, clinical services, continuum of care services, patient outcomes, and data quality. The cancer 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 27 other standards.

For a list of all cancer programs in the U.S. that received the award during the first half of 2017 visit: https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/coc/info/outstanding/2017-part-1

About the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

Established in 1922 by the ACS, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.  The CoC’s accreditation program encourages hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care through various cancer-related services. For more information on the CoC, visit: https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/coc.