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Flaget Memorial Hospital Earns Outstanding Achievement Award
from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
Award recognizes cancer programs providing the highest quality care to patients
Bardstown, Ky. (July 17, 2018) — Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, was recently awarded the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The cancer center at Flaget Memorial Hospital is one of a select group of 16 accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for cancer surveys performed July 1 to December 31, 2017. It is the only Kentucky program recognized by the COC during this time frame, and one of only two Kentucky programs recognized during the calendar year.
“This recognition illustrates the commitment of the clinical and administrative staff of the Flaget Cancer Program to providing high-quality cancer care to our patients,” said Jennifer Nolan, President of Flaget Memorial Hospital. “Our team has worked hard to meet all the standards of a high-quality cancer program set forth by the Commission on Cancer, and we are proud to be recognized for those efforts.”
The purpose of the award is to encourage cancer programs to raise the bar on quality cancer care, with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness about high-quality, patient-centered care.
Flaget Memorial Hospital’s cancer program was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within five cancer program activity areas: program management, clinical services, continuum of care services, patient outcomes and data quality. The cancer program was further evaluated on seven commendation standards. To be eligible, all award recipients must have received commendation ratings in all seven commendation standards, in addition to receiving a compliance rating for each of the 27 other standards.
For a list of all cancer programs in the U.S. that received the award during the second half of 2017 visit this section of the ACS website.
About Flaget Memorial Hospital
Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, is located in Bardstown, KY. The 52-bed facility provides care for patients from Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Washington, Spencer, Bullitt and LaRue counties. The award-winning hospital was founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Nationally recognized for orthopedic care, surgical care and inpatient satisfaction, the hospital offers a complete array of services, including cancer care, weight loss surgery, cosmetic care, pain management, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and maternity care. The Cancer Center is proud to be able to provide full support and cancer care to patients through its medical and radiation oncology programs.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.
About the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
Established in 1922 by the ACS, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. The CoC’s accreditation program encourages hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care through various cancer-related services. For more information on the CoC, visit https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/coc.