The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted
a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to Alvarado Hospital's
Community Cancer Program. This is a renewal of the current accreditation.
Facilities, such as Alvarado Hospital, receive Three-Year Accreditation
with Commendation following the onsite 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're thrilled that this distinction was renewed for another
three years," said Peggy Bailey, chief nursing officer. "It
reinforces that Alvarado meets the highest quality standards and excellence
in cancer care in San Diego."