LifeBridge Health Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute Receives Accreditation from Commission on Cancer

The LifeBridge Health Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute has been awarded a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

The three-year accreditation was granted following an extensive review process that included an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the institute demonstrated many of the standards that represent the full scope of a cancer program. These include

  • Cancer committee leadership
  • Cancer data management
  • Clinical services
  • Research
  • Community outreach
  • Quality improvement

The Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute offers the most advanced diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of cancers. Sinai Hospital and Northwest Hospital, members of LifeBridge Health, have a vision of coordinated, multidisciplinary oncology care that places the patient and family at the center of a coordinated set of services and specialists who work on behalf of the patient. Members of the institute actively participate in clinical research studies, providing patients with the most advanced treatment modalities available. Working together as a multidisciplinary team, specialists offer a wide variety of treatment options and supportive care in pain management and nutrition.

Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons is evidence of the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute’s continued commitment to providing a variety of treatment options and specialties as well as great quality of care to every patient.

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 cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care.  Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and 42 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care.

The core functions of the Commission on Cancer include setting standards for quality, multidisciplinary cancer patient care; surveying facilities to evaluate compliance with the commission’s 36 standards; collecting standardized and quality data from accredited facilities; and using the data to develop effective educational interventions to improve cancer care outcomes at the national, state and local level.

-Betsy Haley

To schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained physicians and find out why LifeBridge Health is Baltimore's premiere health care organization, call 866-404-DOCS.

Print this entry

No Comments Yet.

Leave a comment

*

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedId

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • We are all smiles as Carroll Hospital officially joins #LifeBridgeHealth today! #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere #HealthCare #Partnership #Medicine #Hospitals #Maryland

    lifebridgehealth: "We are all smiles as Carroll Hospital officially joins #LifeBridgeHealth today! #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere #HealthCare #Partnership #Medicine #Hospitals #Maryland"
    3
    0
  • #TipTuesday: Find new #healthy ways to make your favorite #foods. Make your #pizza healthy by adding tons of #vegetables, use a whole wheat crust, and add less #cheese! #LifeBridgeHealth #Health #HealthyFood #HealthyEating

    lifebridgehealth: "#TipTuesday: Find new #healthy ways to make your favorite #foods. Make your #pizza healthy by adding tons of #vegetables, use a whole wheat crust, and add less #cheese! #LifeBridgeHealth #Health #HealthyFood #HealthyEating"
    9
    0
  • #SinaiHospital President Amy Perry joins Dr. Pearlman and Dr. Kaplan, two Sinai physicians, for a breakfast to celebrate #DoctorsDay! #LifeBridgeHealth #Doctors #ThankYou #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere #NationalDoctorsDay

    lifebridgehealth: "#SinaiHospital President Amy Perry joins Dr. Pearlman and Dr. Kaplan, two Sinai physicians, for a breakfast to celebrate #DoctorsDay! #LifeBridgeHealth #Doctors #ThankYou #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere #NationalDoctorsDay"
    8
    0
  • #NorthwestHospital President Brian White, center, personally thanked the physicians at Northwest's breakfast celebration for #NationalDoctorsDay 2015! #ThankYou #Doctors #LifeBridgeHealth #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere #DoctorsDay

    lifebridgehealth: "#NorthwestHospital President Brian White, center, personally thanked the physicians at Northwest's breakfast celebration for #NationalDoctorsDay 2015! #ThankYou #Doctors #LifeBridgeHealth #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere #DoctorsDay"
    6
    0
  • Kimberlee Strome, #PilatesInstructor extraordinaire, let us take a peek in her studio at #LifeBridgeHealth & Fitness where she teaches a variety of #pilates classes. #Fitness #Exercise #Workout

    lifebridgehealth: "Kimberlee Strome, #PilatesInstructor extraordinaire, let us take a peek in her studio at #LifeBridgeHealth & Fitness where she teaches a variety of #pilates classes. #Fitness #Exercise #Workout"
    6
    2
  • @baltmag has named six #LifeBridgeHealth nurses in their "Excellence in Nursing 2015" edition. Sinai #president Amy Perry (center) poses here with one of our winners Jean Little, RN, after bringing flowers to her and the other #SinaiHospital "Top #Nurses." #BaltimoreMagazine #HealthCare #TopNurses #Accomplishments #Congratulations #NursesRock #Nurse

    lifebridgehealth: "@baltmag has named six #LifeBridgeHealth nurses in their "Excellence in Nursing 2015" edition. Sinai #president Amy Perry (center) poses here with one of our winners Jean Little, RN, after bringing flowers to her and the other #SinaiHospital "Top #Nurses." #BaltimoreMagazine #HealthCare #TopNurses #Accomplishments #Congratulations #NursesRock #Nurse"
    8
    1
  • Ollie Punnett, a patient at #LifeBridgeHealth, very much enjoyed the #ComfortKit she received from @givingcomfort. "Love is with you every second. Be kind and faithful to your most precious self and let it in. Love can heal anything and everything. Praying for you." - Linda S from the McKesson Foundation. #Cancer #Hope #Love #Comfort #Inspiration #MotivationalMessage

    lifebridgehealth: "Ollie Punnett, a patient at #LifeBridgeHealth, very much enjoyed the #ComfortKit she received from @givingcomfort. "Love is with you every second. Be kind and faithful to your most precious self and let it in. Love can heal anything and everything. Praying for you." - Linda S from the McKesson Foundation.  #Cancer #Hope #Love #Comfort #Inspiration #MotivationalMessage"
    7
    0
  • #ThankYou and congratulations to Stacey Carneal for being #NorthwestHospital's February SuperStar #employee. #LifeBridgeHealth #HealthCare #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere #WorkHard

    lifebridgehealth: "#ThankYou and congratulations to Stacey Carneal for being #NorthwestHospital's February SuperStar #employee. #LifeBridgeHealth #HealthCare #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere #WorkHard"
    6
    0
  • Today #LifeBridgeHealth celebrates Certified #Nurses Day, an event recognizing the important achievement of nursing specialty and sub-specialty certification. We are very thankful for all that our nurses do each and every day. #CertifiedNursesRock #ThankYou #HealthCare #AACN

    lifebridgehealth: "Today #LifeBridgeHealth celebrates Certified #Nurses Day, an event recognizing the important achievement of nursing specialty and sub-specialty certification. We are very thankful for all that our nurses do each and every day. #CertifiedNursesRock #ThankYou #HealthCare #AACN"
    5
    0
  • Congratulations Cathy Quinn on being #SinaiHospital's February SuperStar #employee! We appreciate all that you do. #HealthCare #ThankYou #WorkHard #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere

    lifebridgehealth: "Congratulations Cathy Quinn on being #SinaiHospital's February SuperStar #employee! We appreciate all that you do. #HealthCare #ThankYou #WorkHard #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere"
    4
    0