Bethesda Hospital East

Bethesda Receives Three-Year Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer

June 29, 2012

(Boynton Beach, FL--)  Continuing to provide the highest level of care for cancer patients, the Bethesda Comprehensive Cancer Center at Bethesda Memorial Hospital has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC).

The Bethesda Comprehensive Cancer Center complied with all 36 standards to receive the three-year accreditation. The Center also received four commendations on cancer program standards including clinical trial accrual, prevention and early detection as well as cancer-related quality improvements.

Some of the benefits to cancer patients obtaining care from a CoC accredited cancer center are:

  • Comprehensive care offering a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best cancer treatment options available
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
  • Information about clinical trials and new treatment options

The Bethesda Comprehensive Cancer Center, an Affiliate of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, offers an array of services including radiation oncology, inpatient oncology, clinical research programs, hospice and palliative care, and support groups for patients and family members who are facing a cancer diagnosis.

Founded in 1959, Bethesda Healthcare System is a nonprofit healthcare organization serving the medical needs of South Palm Beach County with a mission to provide quality health services in a caring manner. As the flagship of Bethesda Healthcare System, Bethesda Memorial Hospital is a 401-bed hospital with more than 550 physicians in more than 40 areas of specialty on its medical staff. Bethesda Memorial Hospital and its affiliates offer a full array of healthcare services, including general, vascular and endovascular surgery, maternity, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, women’s health services and the Bethesda Comprehensive Cancer Center, an Affiliate of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. The Bethesda Heart Hospital, a 39-bed, all private room facility, provides the most comprehensive level of cardiovascular services and is ranked among the top heart hospitals nationwide by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Bethesda Healthcare System is building an 80-bed community hospital on the northeast corner of Boynton Beach Boulevard and US-441. The new Bethesda West Hospital will open in January 2013.