News and Features Recognized for Outstanding Achievement by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

In 2006 and again in 2009, Children’s Mercy was the only pediatric hospital in the nation to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. It recognizes the significant commitment made in providing high-quality cancer care to our patients and exceeding the standards of excellence set by the Commission on Cancer Approvals Program.

Cancer program surveys are a comprehensive evaluation of the entire scope, organization and activity of a cancer program. Every three years, a physician surveyor evaluates compliance with the 36 standards that are required for accreditation. Children’s Mercy has received the highest level of accreditation—three-year with commendation—on each of the past two evaluations.

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