BCHS Receives Cancer Care Award (Battle Creek) 04/10/2009 The Cancer Care Center at Battle Creek Health System has been awarded the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons’ 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program. This three-year approval ranks BCHS among the best hospitals nationwide.
(L-R) Dr. Randy Mudge, medical director of the hospital’s radiation oncology department and chair of its cancer committee, presents the CoC award to Pat Garrett, president and CEO of Battle Creek Health System. BCHS is in only hospital in Michigan to have received this award twice.
In December 2008, The Cancer Care Center was also recognized with a ‘commendation’ award from the CoC.
Approval by the Commission on Cancer is awarded only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in diagnosis and treatment of cancer and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performances. In order to maintain this recognition, facilities with approved cancer programs must also undergo an on-site review every three years.
Battle Creek Health System, sponsored by two parent organizations--Trinity Health (the fourth largest Catholic health system in the U.S. with 21 hospitals, 9 nursing homes, 19 senior house facilities, 8 home health care agencies, and 4 hospices in Michigan alone) and BCHS Community Partners, is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Battle Creek Health System is a recipient of the 2008 HealthGrades Orthopaedic Surgery Excellence Award™ and 2009 Five Star rated for joint replacement surgery and total knee replacement. HealthGrades is a leading health care information company that provides objective ‘report card’ ratings nationwide. BCHS provides excellent health care for the community and promotes wellness for the whole person with access and compassion for all. For the latest medical information, visit the BCHS web site at www.bchealth.com or call the BCHS Marketing Department at (269) 966-8132.