NORTHEAST GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER EARNS COMMISSION ON CANCER’S OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
NGMC is the only hospital in Georgia to earn the designation for 2018
GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) 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 (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC).
“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 CoC 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.
“The Outstanding Achievement Award truly demonstrates NGMC’s deep-rooted commitment to our community and patients,” says Charles Nash III, MD, medical director of NGMC’s Cancer Services and medical oncologist with Longstreet Clinic. “It’s further proof that patients don’t have to travel outside of northeast Georgia for top-quality, nationally recognized cancer care.”
NGMC’s expert physicians and clinical staff care for more than 2,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year through access points in Braselton, Gainesville, Toccoa and Winder.
For more information about NGMC’s nationally recognized cancer services and physicians, visit www.nghs.com/cancer or call 770-219-8815. For a list of all cancer programs in the U.S. that received the award during 2018, visit https://bit.ly/2C5S61U.
ABOUT NORTHEAST GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER
Since 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. With hospitals located in Gainesville, Braselton and Barrow – the three NGMC campuses have a total of 713 beds and more than 800 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for more than 1 million people across more than 18 counties. Learn more at www.nghs.com.
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.