EAU CLAIRE, Wis. –– The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. The reaccreditation certifies that Mayo Clinic Health System’s Albert J. and Judith A. Dunlap Cancer Center meets or exceeds the Commission’s quality care standards in such areas as clinical management, access to clinical trials and research, community outreach and patient care and outcomes.
“We are committed to providing the best possible cancer care to our patients, so this commendation is quite an honor,” says Randall Linton, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System’s northwest Wisconsin region.
As an accredited cancer center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, and other cancer specialists.
Accredited facilities offer:
- Quality care close to home
- State-of-the-art services and equipment
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate treatment options
- Access to cancer-related information and education
- Access to services, such as psychosocial distress screening and navigation
- Options for genetic assessment, counseling and palliative care
- Assessment of treatment planning based on evidence-based national treatment guidelines
- Information about clinical trials and new treatment options
- Follow-up care after treatment and a cancer registry
Applying for accreditation is voluntary for health care organizations. About 1,500 cancer programs nationwide have received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons.
In northwest Wisconsin, Mayo Clinic Health System provides cancer care in Barron, Eau Claire and Menomonie. Board-certified medical oncologists include Eyad Al-Hattab, M.D.; Sandeep Basu, M.D.; Sakti Chakrabarti, M.D.; Pawan Karanam, M.D.; and radiation oncologists Larry Past, M.D. and Zachary Wilson, M.D.
For more information about cancer care, call 715-838-6072 or visit mayoclinichealthsystem.org.
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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.