The J. Michael Carroll Cancer Center at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital has earned a three-year full accreditations granted by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (COC). Fairbanks Memorial Hospital has held this accreditation since 1976.
The CoC was established by ACoS to establish standards and ensure quality, comprehensive cancer care in health care settings. The CoC grants accreditations to cancer programs who are dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through prevention, education and quality care.
Receiving care at J. Michael Carroll Cancer Center’s, a CoC-accredited cancer center, ensures that a patient will have access to:
- Comprehensive care, including state-of-the-art services and equipment
- A multi-specialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- Access to cancer-related information including clinical trials, new treatment options, cancer education and support
- A cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up.
- Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
- Quality care close to home
The J. Michael Carroll Cancer Center at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital has been granted a three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). We first earned NAPBC approval in 2009 as the only breast center in Alaska to receive this designation.
This is the second NAPBC three-year accreditation term for Fairbanks Memorial Hospital which remains the only facility in Alaska to hold this designation. Our NAPBC status is a direct reflection of our multidisciplinary, physician-led team’s commitment to the highest quality standard in providing leading-edge breast care for our community. Accreditation is voluntary and awarded only to those centers that have committed to providing the highest level of quality breast care and undergo rigorous site surveys, ongoing reviews and screenings.
Receiving care at the J. Michael Carroll Cancer Center, a NAPBC accredited breast center, ensures that patients will have access to the NAPBC 17 Components of Care:
- Needle Biopsy
- Interdisciplinary Conference
- Patient Navigation
- Genetic Eval/Management
- Surgical Care
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Nursing Care
- Medical Oncology
- Radiation Oncology
- Data Management
- Research/Clinical trials
- Supportive Care and Rehab
- Outreach and Education
- Quality Improvement
- Survivorship Programming