Good Samaritan Hospital’s Cancer Program Granted Three-Year Accreditation by Commission on Cancer of the American College

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Cancer Program at Good Samaritan Hospital received a three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.

The Cancer Program supports the provision of oncology services at Good Samaritan Hospital utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to the screening, diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer. Patients receive comprehensive care, including state-of-the-art diagnostic services, a full complement of chemotherapy protocols, radiation therapy, surgery and hormone therapy as required. The latest treatment protocols are available at Good Samaritan Hospital further supported by specialized expertise in cancers of the brain, breast, digestive system and prostate. A multi-disciplinary team of oncologists work closely with pathologists, radiologists, surgeons and other specialists to ensure that optimal treatment regimens are provided.

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 1.4 million cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2009. There are currently approximately 1,400 CoC accredited cancer programs in the United States and Puerto Rico, representing close to 25 percent of all total hospitals. Those 25 percent diagnose and/or treat 80 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer patients each year. In addition, a national network of more than 1,600 volunteer Cancer Liaison Physicians provides leadership and support for the CoC accreditation program and other CoC activities at the local facilities.

Receiving care at a CoC accredited cancer program such as the Cancer Program at Good Samaritan Hospital ensures that patients will have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
  • A multispecialty team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Access to cancer-related information, 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.

Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and 42 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care.

About Good Samaritan Hospital

First opened in 1885, Good Samaritan Hospital is a 408-bed tertiary care facility offering some of the most comprehensive care in Los Angeles. Specializing in cardiac services, women’s services, orthopedics, oncology, and ophthalmology, Good Samaritan Hospital offers Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosciences program featuring the Gamma Knife radiosurgery, Oncology Program, Kidney Stone services, and Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery Center. For more information, visit


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