Community Medical Center Receives Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer

Community Medical Center (CMC), a part of the Barnabas Health Care System, was recently presented with the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.  The hospital is one of a select group of only 75 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs, and one of only two in New Jersey, to receive this national honor.  The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care.  The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

The J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center, at Community Medical Center, was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within one of four cancer program activity areas:  cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, and quality improvement. 

New Jersey CyberKnife, which is a service of, and located, at J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center, is proud to have contributed to the outstanding work and quality patient care that earned CMC this prestigious award.

For more information about the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award, please click here