Part of being accredited by the American College of Surgeons means we have created a board of oncologists, technicians and healthcare specialists called a cancer committee. This committee meets monthly to discuss and make decisions. As one of only 1500 accredited cancer programs nationally, our McKay-Dee cancer committee strives to constantly improve the program as a whole.
But more importantly, the treatment experts from this committee meet weekly to discuss individuals and their treatment plans. This collaboration leads to more input and improved care. This collaboration continues with our interdisciplinary clinic, where a patient has the opportunity to meet with different specialists and discuss multiple treatment options. These methods ensure the patient is always informed and involved, and the care is always the highest quality.
Breast Cancer Committee
As a sub-committee of the Cancer Committee at McKay-Dee Hospital, the Breast Cancer Committee works with many cancer specialists and technicians from multiple disciplines. This lets us find the best solutions for each individual patient. It also gives us additional insight into the future of cancer treatment as a whole.
The breast cancer Committee at McKay-Dee Hospital Cancer Center strives to set goals for the breast cancer clinic that will improve patient care. This committee focuses solely on breast cancer. It makes decisions about the direction of the breast cancer program and recommendations for breast cancer treatment plans.
It’s accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers through the American College of Surgeons. Some of the standards it must meet for this accreditation include:
- Center Leadership: Involves the creation and implementation of a Breast Cancer Committee responsible for the leadership of the breast cancer program and ensuring the best of patient care.
- Clinical Management: Provides patient with complete diagnostic, treatment and support services.
- Research: Involves the program in breast cancer research, clinical trials and clinical trial findings.
- Community Outreach: Provides education, prevention and early detection programs for the public.
- Professional Education: Breast Cancer specialists in the program participate in local, state, regional or national breast-specific educational programs on an annual basis.
- Quality Improvement: The Breast Cancer Committee evaluates patient care and outcomes on a regular basis to continually improve the quality of care and services for its patients.