Westchester Medical Center (WMC) has been awarded the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The award honors cancer programs that consistently provide their patients with high-quality care. WMC was only one of 20 accredited programs nationwide to be selected for this award within the survey period. The award intends to raise the awareness of high-quality cancer care, motivate programs to meet the requirements and to provide patients with the best options for cancer care.
According to Kathryn Spanknebel, MD, FACS, Associate Director of Cancer Center Support Services and co-chair of the Cancer Committee at WMC, “It is an honor for our program to be recognized by the Commission on Cancer for providing the highest level of care to patients in the cancer program.… We all work each day to achieve the best possible outcomes for the patients and families we are privileged to care for.”