Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award

After receiving the maximum three-year accreditation with commendation that Celilo received in mid-2007, the center and its staff were honored with the Commission on Cancer’s (CoC) elite New Program Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA).

The award was designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients by exceeding CoC standards in 36 different quality measurements. Only 15 percent (12) of the programs surveyed in 2007 were New Program OAA recipients.

The OAA is only the latest demonstration of the level of quality care provided at Celilo.

The impressive team that has assembled at Celilo has brought to patients a level of expertise not often found in a community the size of The Dalles.  It has helped Celilo become accredited as a center for clinical research, enabling patients to participate in and benefit from studies of new treatments that contribute to the knowledge of, and progress against, cancer.

Staff expertise was one of many factors that has helped Celilo earn the CoC’s highest possible rating, Accreditation with Commendation, and the prestigious New Program Outstanding Achievement Award.

CoC Accreditation

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The Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation Program encourages hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs.

These programs focus on prevention, early diagnosis, pretreatment evaluation, staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, surveillance for recurrent disease, support services, and end-of-life care.

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