American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

U.S. House Resolution Recognizes ACS Cancer Programs Accreditation

U.S. Reps. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced a resolution (H. Res. 503) September 6 that recognizes the role of accreditation by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Cancer Programs in ensuring the provision of comprehensive, high-quality patient-centered cancer care. The resolution also highlights that accreditation is important in improving oncologic outcomes through compliance with standards that include continuous quality improvement. Patients treated in accredited cancer programs have access to the full continuum of patient-centered care, including distress screening, patient navigation, and delivery of survivorship care plans that detail treatments received and future care needs information. The resolution is a featured part of the advocacy agenda for the September 8 ACS Cancer Programs Virtual Capitol Hill Day. 

For more information, contact Carrie Zlatos, ACS Senior Congressional Lobbyist, at czlatos@facs.org