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Riverview Hospital Earns Prestigious Commission on Cancer Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons

March 21, 2013

Noblesville—Riverview Hospital is honored to be recognized as a leading cancer care program in Indiana, earning the prestigious Commission on Cancer Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons. This three-year designation is awarded only to programs that demonstrate a strong commitment to providing the highest-quality cancer care, and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

“This accreditation validates that we have the advanced expertise and latest cancer-fighting technologies to deliver high-quality, patient-focused care,” says Phil Partlan, director of the cancer program at Riverview Hospital. “Additionally, Riverview Hospital is the only facility in Hamilton County that has received this prestigious distinction.”

In addition to comprehensive care that is close to home, the accreditation ensures people who receive cancer care at Riverview have access to information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options, as well as cancer-related education and support. It also ensures patients will receive ongoing monitoring, individualized treatment plans based on national guidelines and a survivorship care plan.

Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for people with cancer through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive, high-quality care.

About Riverview Health

Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville, a 16-bed hospital in Westfield, as well as freestanding combined ER and urgent care facilities. Also included are more than 25 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery award (2019) and Outstanding Patient Experience award (2017-2018). Leapfrog Group awarded Riverview Health an A grade—the highest grade possible—for patient safety in 2017. As one of the largest employers in Hamilton County, Riverview Health recently received the Five-Star AchieveWELL Award through the Wellness Council of Indiana and was honored at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit.

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