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James Graham Brown Cancer Center Receives National Outstanding Achievement Award
from American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer
Award recognizes cancer programs that achieve excellence
in providing highest quality care to cancer patients

Louisville, Ky. (March 17, 2016) — The James Graham Brown Cancer Center, a partnership of KentuckyOne Health and the University of Louisville, was recently presented with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The James Graham Brown Cancer Center is one of a select group of only 27 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed July 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2015. The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.
The purpose of the award is to raise awareness on the importance of providing quality cancer care at health care institutions throughout the U.S. In addition, it is intended to:
• Motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of care.
• Facilitate dialogue between award recipients and healthcare professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices.
• Encourage honorees to serve as quality-care resources to other cancer programs.
• Educate cancer patients on available quality-care options.

“I am proud of our UofL Physicians and the entire staff for providing exceptional care each and every day,” said Donald Miller, MD, Ph.D., Director, James Graham Brown Cancer Center. “This award truly distinguishes our cancer center as best-in-class, and it is an honor to be recognized as a top facility in the nation.”
The James Graham Brown Cancer Center’s cancer program was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within one of four cancer program activity areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, and quality improvement. 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 2015, visit

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 provides the public with information on the resources, services and cancer treatment experience for each CoC-accredited cancer program.  The CoC’s accreditation program encourages hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs. For more information on the CoC, please visit
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, 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.  The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.




Publish date: 

Thursday, March 17, 2016