SOMC Cancer Center designated a Care Continuum Center of Excellence for Lung CancerPosted on 11/12/2019

The SOMC Cancer Center has received designation as a Care Continuum Center of Excellence by theGO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (GO2 Foundation).

The designation recognizes commitment to improving outcomes for those diagnosed with lung cancer by providing patient-focused and coordinated multidisciplinary care. GO2 Foundation has formed the Care Continuum Centers of Excellence program to enable patient access to standard of care lung cancer screening, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship in their local community.

 “We are proud and honored to be working with SOMC as a GO2 Foundation Care Continuum Center of Excellence. Their commitment will help save lives and improve long-term survivorship by giving patients access to high-quality, multidisciplinary care closer to home. They are the example to follow,” says Laurie Fenton Ambrose, Co-Founder, President and CEO of GO2 Foundation.

The Care Continuum Centers of Excellence (CCCOE) program recognizes community hospitals that meet rigorous qualifying criteria that demonstrate collaborative leadership across the lung cancer care continuum.   Meeting the CCCOE criteria puts member hospitals on par with leading academic and research institutions and provides patients with access to the latest innovations not typically found in community hospitals.  The CCCOE approach results in patients receiving compassionate and timely care, as well as treatment options that improve survivorship.

“We are passionate about the care we provide at the SOMC Cancer Center, so it’s rewarding to be recognized in this way,” Wendi Waugh, director of SOMC Cancer Services, said. “Patient outcomes are at the center of everything we do, and we’re very proud of what we have been able to accomplish.”

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