May 3, 2013 – The Hallmark Health System (HHS) Hematology and Oncology Center was recently granted three year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The accreditation represents the highest accreditation the CoC provides.

HHS provides comprehensive and compassionate care through a dynamic oncology program that provides a complete range of the most advanced cancer treatments available today. Located at the Stoneham Outpatient Campus, the HHS Hematology and Oncology Center and the CHEM Center for Radiation Oncology offer patients convenient access to experienced oncologists who offer the latest treatment and support options.

“We are honored to receive the Commission on Cancer accreditation,” said Elisa Scher, RN, MSN, system director of oncology services for HHS. “Our team of clinicians and support staff takes great pride in proving the very best in compassionate, patient centered patient care.”

The CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. It has also established standards to ensure quality and comprehensive cancer care delivery, conducts surveys in healthcare settings and collects data from CoC-accredited healthcare settings to measure the quality of cancer care.

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology and the Joslin Diabetes Center for diabetes care.

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