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Blake Medical Center’s Cancer Program Awarded Three Year Accreditation

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Melissa Morgan
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March 26, 2012

Bradenton, FL – The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Cancer Program at Blake Medical Center.

A facility receives a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a Commendation level of compliance with one or more standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement). In addition, a facility receives a compliance rating for all other standards.

"We are very proud of the quality of care provided at Blake Medical Center," said Paige Pennebacker, M.D., Blake Medical Center. "Receiving the highest approval rating given to cancer centers around the nation should give people of this community assurance that they will receive the highest quality of cancer care available."