Setting the Standard for Cancer Care

At Duly Health and Care, we strive to bring the best lev­el of can­cer care to our com­mu­ni­ty. Through expert staff, lead­er­ship, inno­va­tion, and qual­i­ty assess­ment, our ded­i­ca­tion is tan­gi­ble in every­thing we do.

In 2022, we were hon­ored to have this ded­i­ca­tion reward­ed as Duly’s Inte­grat­ed Oncol­o­gy Pro­gram was accred­it­ed for the third time by the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Sur­geons Com­mis­sion on Can­cer (CoC).

The CoC is a col­lec­tion of pro­fes­sion­al orga­ni­za­tions ded­i­cat­ed to improv­ing sur­vival and qual­i­ty of life for peo­ple with can­cer through stan­dards set­ting, pre­ven­tion, research, edu­ca­tion and the mon­i­tor­ing of com­pre­hen­sive care. 

This accred­i­ta­tion is a tes­ta­ment to our com­mit­ment not only to care but to our com­mu­ni­ty. Here’s what it means for us — and for patients and their families.

Duly’s Com­mit­ment to Excel­lent Can­cer Care

Over the past decade, Duly’s Inte­grat­ed Oncol­o­gy Pro­gram has evolved into one of the strongest and high­est-qual­i­ty pro­grams in the area. 

Dur­ing this time, we have marked many impor­tant achieve­ments, includ­ing the devel­op­ment of our gyne­co­log­ic can­cer care team, the cre­ation of a stereo­tac­tic body radi­a­tion ther­a­py pro­gram, and the expan­sion of our oncol­o­gy ser­vices into the south suburbs.

Duly’s inte­grat­ed oncol­o­gy pro­gram pro­vides care for the fol­low­ing types of cancer: 

  • Breast
  • Colon & Rectum
  • Diges­tive System
  • Head & Neck
  • Hema­to­log­ic
  • Kidney/​Ureter/​Bladder
  • Leukemia/​Myeloma
  • Lung & Bronchus
  • Lymphoma-Hodgkin’s & Non-Hodgkin’s
  • Male-Female Gen­i­tal System
  • Melanoma
  • Mis­cel­la­neous
  • Pan­cre­at­ic, Liv­er, Bil­iary (HPB)
  • Prostate
  • Skin
  • Thy­roid

In Octo­ber 2022, Duly’s Inte­grat­ed Oncol­o­gy Pro­gram received its third Com­mis­sion on Can­cer (CoC) accred­i­ta­tion sta­tus, dis­tin­guish­ing the pro­gram as one of the best for can­cer treat­ment. Also accred­it­ed in 2015 and 2018, Duly con­tin­ues to deliv­er the pin­na­cle of qual­i­ty can­cer care services.

To earn this accred­i­ta­tion sta­tus, Duly’s Oncol­o­gy Pro­gram met stan­dards in 34 dif­fer­ent areas. We received not­ed strengths on five stan­dards, includ­ing all oper­a­tive stan­dard mea­sures and pal­lia­tive care ser­vices. Accred­it­ed facil­i­ties must also cre­ate a can­cer reg­istry to track and ana­lyze trends — and this data is then added to the CoC’s larg­er registry.

Patient-cen­tered care means that patients and their fam­i­lies are active par­tic­i­pants in their health and treat­ment. Learn more about the Inte­grat­ed Oncol­o­gy Pro­gram and how our patients are at the heart of every­thing we do.

The Duly Can­cer Care Difference 

This reac­cred­i­ta­tion sig­ni­fies Duly’s unwa­ver­ing ded­i­ca­tion to our can­cer care ser­vice line. At Duly, you and your fam­i­ly have access to qual­i­ty care teams that are ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing the high­est qual­i­ty care and have the lat­est resources and tools to pro­vide next-lev­el treat­ment to those who need it. 

Our care team pro­vides coor­di­nat­ed care and can sup­port you through­out your entire can­cer jour­ney. From oncol­o­gists and pathol­o­gists to radi­ol­o­gists and reha­bil­i­ta­tion ther­a­pists, your whole team works togeth­er under one umbrel­la to pro­vide you with the best care. This also makes get­ting a sec­ond opin­ion eas­i­er than ever, as our providers work as a team to under­stand and treat your cancer.

In addi­tion to those indi­vid­u­als pro­vid­ing care direct­ly, Duly is also sup­port­ed by a range of oth­er pro­fes­sion­als who make your care — and our recent reac­cred­i­ta­tion — pos­si­ble. One of these incred­i­ble resources is our nurse navigators. 

Nurse nav­i­ga­tors act as a bridge between patients and their med­ical teams, assist­ing with every­thing from sched­ul­ing to edu­ca­tion. The world of can­cer can be a con­fus­ing one and can leave you with more ques­tions than answers. Nurse nav­i­ga­tors are a key part of the expert care we pro­vide, and they are a key ele­ment of our patient-cen­tered experience.

Our Con­tin­ued Ded­i­ca­tion to the Duly Community

Not only does this accred­i­ta­tion speak to our incred­i­ble team but also the range of ser­vices and treat­ment we are able to pro­vide our com­mu­ni­ty. Can­cer care is ever-chang­ing and devel­op­ing, with new treat­ments avail­able every day. 

We are com­mit­ted to can­cer pre­ven­tion, as well as pro­vid­ing the best qual­i­ty of care — espe­cial­ly as care and treat­ments get bet­ter and bet­ter. From par­tic­i­pat­ing in clin­i­cal tri­als to receiv­ing cut­ting-edge treat­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties, indi­vid­u­als receiv­ing care at Duly have the best oncol­o­gy resources right at their fin­ger­tips — and right in their own neighborhood. 

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