Commendations

Commissioner on Cancer - Outstanding Achievement Award

EvergreenHealth is one of only two hospitals in Washington state to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons during its most recent survey in 2012. This award is given to less than 5% of cancer centers in America. EvergreenHealth Cancer Care was recognized for the highest level of excellence in providing cancer care to its patients.

The Commission on Cancer has also accredited EvergreenHealth Cancer Care with commendation - the highest certified standard - for its commitment to superior cancer care, ongoing improvement and public accountability. How to find the best cancer treatment

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Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence

The National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) has award the EvergreenHealth Breast Health Center with this highest certification level. It recognizes a center’s quality performance as meeting quality standards criteria. In addition to the requirements to become a Certified Participant, the Certified Quality Breast Center applicant must have supplied 90% of the measures for which their quality breast center type should be able to measure performance

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Accreditation for Lung Cancer Screening

EvergreenHealth CT Scan has been granted American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation for Lung Cancer Screening. The primary goal of lung cancer screening CT is to detect abnormalities that may represent lung cancer and may require further diagnostic evaluation. Such screening is the only method identified to date that allows for the preclinical detection of asymptomatic individuals at high risk for lung cancer. When appropriate, intervention significantly reduces lung cancer mortality.

The Lung Cancer Screening Program is a new program, a collaboration between EvergreenHealth Pulmonary and Diagnostic Imaging and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). To be screened, the patient must have a specific history of smoking and be assessed first by the Pulmonary Nurse Navigator.

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