Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network Spotlight The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network of hospitals offers its patients access to the latest cutting-edge cancer therapies and stateof-the-art cancer care available only at NCI-designated Cancer Centers and their networks, while helping patients remain close to home. For more information, visit i N SiGHT P HOTOGR AP Hy JFK Medical Center Earns Outstanding Achievement Award Flagship Hospital: • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital System Partner: • meridian Health (Jersey Shore University medical center, Ocean medical center, Riverview medical center, Southern Ocean medical center, and Bayshore community Hospital) Affiliate Hospitals: • JFk medical center • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (Rutgers cancer institute of New Jersey Hamilton) • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset 30 I JFK Medical Center in Edison recently was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award by the commission on cancer (coc) of the American college of Surgeons (AcS). JFk is one of a select group of 20 U.S. accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed January 1 through June 30, 2016. The purpose of the award is to encourage cancer programs to raise the bar on quality cancer care, with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness about high quality, patient-centered care. in addition, the award is intended to: JFK Medical Center’s Cancer Committee celebrates its Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer. “We are proud of this award,” says JFK’s Cancer Committee Chairman Richard Schuman. • encourage honorees to serve as quality-care resources to other cancer programs “JFk’s cancer program was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within five cancer program activity areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, patient outcomes, and data quality,” explains JFk’s cancer committee chairman Richard Schuman. “Our cancer program was further evaluated on seven commendation standards. We are proud of this award and for receiving commendation ratings in all seven commendation standards.” I • Recognize those cancer programs that achieve excellence meeting the coc standards • motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of quality cancer care • Facilitate dialogue between award recipients and health care professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices Cancer Connection I Autumn 2016