This month the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer, CoC, recognized accredited programs that have maintained their accreditation for 65 to 69 consecutive years (starting in the years from1944 to 1948). CAMC is one of the programs receiving such recognition.
There are more than 1,500 CoC-accredited facilities. Only 80 programs have been continuously accredited longer than CAMC.
Before the creation of Charleston Area Medical Center, care was provided at Charleston Memorial Hospital.
CoC-accredited cancer programs provide their community with high-quality, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care. CoC programs evolve in response to new diagnostic and treatment modalities, quality assurance and improvement initiatives and the needs of cancer patients and their families. Currently, there are nearly 1,500 CoC-accredited programs throughout the U.S.
CAMC's cancer program was last surveyed by the CoC in 2011.