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Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center Earns Full Accreditation with Commendation
Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to providing quality cancer care, while utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach, the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center (MECC) has recently attained full accreditation from the Commission on Cancer.

MECC not only obtained accreditation, but also received full commendation. To obtain commendation status, a cancer center must earn at least one commendation rating on the eight standards of measurement.  MECC received commendation ratings on all eight standards, which further distinguishes itself from other providers.

Accreditations of a cancer center are only granted to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment and are able to comply with established Commission on Cancer standards.

Methodist was the first cancer provider in Nebraska and the Omaha Metro area to become accredited, having earned the status in 1956. Methodist has been continuously accredited ever since.

“This is a great validation of the excellent care provided in our cancer program and the outstanding team providing that care,” said Patty Bauer, Service Executive at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. “The fact that we have been continuously accredited since 1956 speaks volumes about Methodist’s long-term commitment to cancer survivors and the fight against cancer.”

What Accreditation Means for Our Patients

Earning full accreditation means patients of the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center will receive:

  • Quality care close to home.
  • Comprehensive care offering a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment.
  • A multidisciplinary, team approach to coordinate the best cancer treatment options available.
  • Access to cancer-related information and education.
  • Access to patient-centered services such as psychosocial distress screening and navigation.
  • Options for genetic assessment and counseling and palliative care services.
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care.
  • Assessment of treatment planning based on evidence-based national treatment guidelines.
  • Information about clinical trials and new treatment options.
  • A cancer registry that collects data on cancer type, stage, and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up.

There are currently more than 1,500 Commission on Cancer accredited cancer programs in the United States and Puerto Rico, representing 30 percent of all hospitals that provide care to more than 70 percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients annually.

The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

OMAHA – Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to providing quality cancer care, while utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach, the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center (MECC) has recently attained full accreditation from the Commission on Cancer.

MECC not only obtained accreditation, but also received full commendation. To obtain commendation status, a cancer center must earn at least one commendation rating on the eight standards of measurement.  MECC received commendation ratings on all eight standards, which further distinguishes itself from other providers.

Accreditations of a cancer center are only granted to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment and are able to comply with established Commission on Cancer standards.

Methodist was the first cancer provider in Nebraska and the Omaha Metro area to become accredited, having earned the status in 1956. Methodist has been continuously accredited ever since.

“This is a great validation of the excellent care provided in our cancer program and the outstanding team providing that care,” said Patty Bauer, Service Executive at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. “The fact that we have been continuously accredited since 1956 speaks volumes about Methodist’s long-term commitment to cancer survivors and the fight against cancer.”

Earning full accreditation means patients of the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center will receive:

  • Quality care close to home.
  • Comprehensive care offering a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment.
  • A multidisciplinary, team approach to coordinate the best cancer treatment options available.
  • Access to cancer-related information and education.
  • Access to patient-centered services such as psychosocial distress screening and navigation.
  • Options for genetic assessment and counseling and palliative care services.
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care.
  • Assessment of treatment planning based on evidence-based national treatment guidelines.
  • Information about clinical trials and new treatment options.
  • A cancer registry that collects data on cancer type, stage, and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up.


There are currently more than 1,500 Commission on Cancer accredited cancer programs in the United States and Puerto Rico, representing 30 percent of all hospitals that provide care to more than 70 percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients annually.

The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

- See more at: http://news.bestcare.org/press-releases/?id=452#sthash.T3NOoq8i.dpuf

OMAHA – Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to providing quality cancer care, while utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach, the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center (MECC) has recently attained full accreditation from the Commission on Cancer.

MECC not only obtained accreditation, but also received full commendation. To obtain commendation status, a cancer center must earn at least one commendation rating on the eight standards of measurement.  MECC received commendation ratings on all eight standards, which further distinguishes itself from other providers.

Accreditations of a cancer center are only granted to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment and are able to comply with established Commission on Cancer standards.

Methodist was the first cancer provider in Nebraska and the Omaha Metro area to become accredited, having earned the status in 1956. Methodist has been continuously accredited ever since.

“This is a great validation of the excellent care provided in our cancer program and the outstanding team providing that care,” said Patty Bauer, Service Executive at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. “The fact that we have been continuously accredited since 1956 speaks volumes about Methodist’s long-term commitment to cancer survivors and the fight against cancer.”

Earning full accreditation means patients of the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center will receive:

  • Quality care close to home.
  • Comprehensive care offering a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment.
  • A multidisciplinary, team approach to coordinate the best cancer treatment options available.
  • Access to cancer-related information and education.
  • Access to patient-centered services such as psychosocial distress screening and navigation.
  • Options for genetic assessment and counseling and palliative care services.
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care.
  • Assessment of treatment planning based on evidence-based national treatment guidelines.
  • Information about clinical trials and new treatment options.
  • A cancer registry that collects data on cancer type, stage, and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up.


There are currently more than 1,500 Commission on Cancer accredited cancer programs in the United States and Puerto Rico, representing 30 percent of all hospitals that provide care to more than 70 percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients annually.

The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

- See more at: http://news.bestcare.org/press-releases/?id=452#sthash.T3NOoq8i.dpuf