TriStar Southern Hills Achieves Excellence in Cancer Programhttp://tristarsouthernhills.com/
July 06, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn.– TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center is the recipients of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Center on Cancer Commission’s (CoC) Outstanding Achievement Awards (OAA) for 2011. One hundred six accredited and newly accredited cancer programs received the prestigious award, which recognizes programs around the nation that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.
“Receiving this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in the cancer programs at TriStar Southern HIlls put into their daily jobs,” said Jon Connor, associate director of operations for the TriStar Sarah Cannon Cancer Services. “By providing our cancer patients with state-of-the-art diagnostic tests and the latest treatment modalities, as well as by providing them with treatment and medical care close to home, we are delivering the best quality care possible – and most importantly – giving them hope.”
Facilities are permitted to be surveyed by the CoC every three years, meaning other TriStar hospitals are eligible for the survey when they reach their three-year mark.
Outstanding Achievement Awards are granted after an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor determines if facilities demonstrate a Commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program within six areas of activity including: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical management, research, community outreach and quality improvement. Facilities must also receive compliance rating for 29 other standards in order to be eligible for an OAA.
ABOUT TRISTAR SOUTHERN HILLS
TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center has served the communities of southern Davidson, northern Rutherford and Williamson Counties since 1979. This 132-bed, award-winning hospital has built a strong reputation for outstanding emergency, cardiology, neurology and orthopaedic services. Through continuous quality improvement programs, TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center maintains its commitment and vision to be the center of excellence for community-based healthcare. Home of the region’s first telestroke network, Southern Hills is able to provide state of the art care to its stroke patients, saving valuable time. For more information visit southernhills.com.
ABOUT TRISTAR HEALTH
TriStar Health is the region’s largest, most comprehensive healthcare provider with 18 hospitals and 10 ambulatory surgery centers in Tennessee, South Central Kentucky and Northern Georgia. As a system, our hospitals are supported by approximately 5,300 physicians and nearly 13,000 employees. TriStar Health facilities feature state-of-the-art technology and pioneer new medical procedures every day to accommodate the needs of the more than 110,000 patient admissions and nearly 515,000 Emergency Department visits annually. For more information about TriStar Health, or for a physician referral, call TriStar MedLine® at 615-342-1919 or toll-free outside of Nashville at 1-800-242-5662 or visit TriStarHealth.com.