Lakeland, FL – The Watson Clinic Center for Cancer Care & Research was recently presented with the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). Watson Clinic’s cancer center is the only cancer facility in the state to receive this honor, and one of only 74 US health facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year.
The Outstanding Achievement Award is given to facilities that offer the highest quality cancer care for patients and their families, and to motivate other facilities across the country to follow in their example.
The award from the CoC is an acknowledgement that Watson Clinic’s cancer center patients are receiving the most advanced, compassionate and appropriate care possible.
Watson Clinic’s cancer center also enjoys the distinction of being the only freestanding facility in the area to have achieved accreditation by the CoC.
Watson Clinic’s cancer center was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within one of five cancer program activity areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, cancer conferences, clinical services and quality improvement. The program was further evaluated on seven commendation standards. To be eligible, all award recipients must have received commendation ratings in all seven commendation standards, in addition to received a compliance rating for each of the 34 other standards.
For more information on the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and a list of the 74 award winning cancer programs across the nation, visit www.facs.org/cancer/coc/outstandingachievement2013list.html.
About Watson Clinic LLP: As one of the largest multispecialty medical clinics in the southeast, Watson Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Lakeland and surrounding communities. First established in 1941, Watson Clinic has grown to include over 200 board-certified physicians representing over40 medical and surgical specialties. The Clinic continues their legacy of healthcare excellence at the Main Clinic, 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, as well as at 17 other locations including their highly acclaimed cancer center. Watson Clinic’s cancer center is Polk County’s only member of the Moffitt Oncology Network and is one of only a handful of freestanding cancer centers in the United States with a three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. More information is available at: www.WatsonClinic.com.