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SOMC Named A Lung Cancer Care Continuum Center of ExcellencePosted on 08/28/2019

Southern Ohio Medical Center has been recognized by the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer as a Center of Excellence for lung cancer care. The designation is reserved for community hospitals that meet rigorous qualifying criteria.

“What they’re looking for are community hospitals that offer the kind of services you’d only expect to see from larger facilities,” SOMC Lung Health Navigator ­­Jenny Woodyard said.

Qualifying criteria includes early screening and follow-up programs, genetic testing to ensure appropriate treatment options, access to clinical trials; access to targeted therapies and immunotherapies as well as extensive patient education and support. They are also required to have a lung health navigator to guide patients through their treatmen­­t.

“Another great thing about this designation is it allows us to compare ourselves to similar organizations across the country,” Woodyard said. “That’s helpful as we continue to look for ways to improve and offer our patients the greatest care possible.”

SOMC received the designation after a detailed process that included gathering and submitting data as well as interviewing with the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer.

For more information about cancer treatment at SOMC, visit somc.org/cancer or call 740-356-7490.

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