HFCI Awarded 3-Year Accreditation from American College of Surgeons

February 04, 2014

DETROIT – The Henry Ford Cancer Institute, part of Henry Ford Health System, was granted a three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

It received compliance ratings on all 34 standards including six commendations for clinical trial accrual, cancer registrar education, public reporting of outcomes, nursing care, abstracting timeliness and data quality/accuracy of data.

Henry Ford Cancer Institute achieved the accreditation following on-site surveys by experienced health care professionals during which its facilities demonstrated full compliance. The Commission’s standards represent the full scope of the cancer program.

These include cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement.

The Henry Ford Cancer Institute facilities recognized as part of this honor are:

  • Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township
  • Henry Ford Medical Center-Fairlane in Dearborn
  • Henry Ford Medical Center-Cottage in Grosse Pointe
  • Henry Ford Cancer Institute-Downriver in Brownstown
  • Henry Ford Medical Center-Columbus in Novi

To qualify for accreditation, cancer programs must successfully demonstrate compliance with a rigorous examination of 34 standards.

Approved programs must also show that surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists collaborate to provide quality patient care. In addition, centers must provide follow-up of patients after treatment, continuous quality review of management, a high level of support services, as well as end-of-life care.

Since its inception in 1922, the Commission’s goal has been to reduce the morbidity and mortality of cancer through education, standard setting and the monitoring of quality care. Beginning in the 1930s, the Commission established standards and a program of review and accreditation for cancer programs.

Currently, nearly 1,500 facilities have gained accreditation of their cancer programs. The standards continue to promote and support multidisciplinary care and improvements to quality overall. For more information, visit www.facs.org/cancer

About Henry Ford Cancer Institute

The Henry Ford Cancer Institute, part of Henry Ford Health System, is the largest provider of adult cancer services in Michigan, with more than 3,000 discharges and 14,000 patients treated each year. An international leader in the research, detection and treatment of cancer, it includes the Center for Cancer Surgery, home to the Michigan’s first iMRI scanner and a national leader in neurosurgery for brain tumors and robotic surgery for prostate, kidney, gynecology, thoracic and head and neck cancers. HFCI’s multidisciplinary approach to cancer management incorporates a team of professionals from 20 specialties to fight a variety of cancers. Physicians from around the world also have traveled to HFCI to be trained in cancer diagnostic and treatment methods pioneered at Henry Ford. HFCI is led by Robert Chapman, M.D.