DuPage Medical Group – Integrated Oncology Program of Duly Health and Care Achieves Accreditation Status from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for the Third Consecutive Time

July 06, 2023

DOWN­ERS GROVE, Ill. Through the pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion of its oncol­o­gy team and Can­cer Com­mit­tee, DuPage Med­ical Group – Inte­grat­ed Oncol­o­gy Pro­gram of Duly Health and Care, the only free-stand­ing can­cer pro­gram in the state of Illi­nois, has again achieved accred­i­ta­tion sta­tus from the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Sur­geons (ACS) Com­mis­sion on Can­cer (CoC).

This accred­i­ta­tion reflects the deep lev­el of part­ner­ship and com­mit­ment to can­cer care between our spe­cial­ties, physi­cians, clin­i­cal and admin­is­tra­tive asso­ciates work­ing in an orches­trat­ed fash­ion with patients always at the cen­ter,” said Anand Shah, MD, Can­cer Com­mit­tee Chair and Depart­ment Chair of Radi­a­tion Oncol­o­gy for Duly Health and Care. It fur­ther val­i­dates patients have access to high-qual­i­ty, com­pas­sion­ate care for can­cer close to home in an out­pa­tient setting.”

DuPage Med­ical Group’s Inte­grat­ed Oncol­o­gy Pro­gram has earned vol­un­tary CoC accred­i­ta­tion by meet­ing CoC qual­i­ty care stan­dards. By being eval­u­at­ed every three years through an inten­sive sur­vey process, Duly con­tin­ues to main­tain lev­els of excel­lence in the deliv­ery of com­pre­hen­sive patient-cen­tered care.

Estab­lished by the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Sur­geons (ACS), the Com­mis­sion on Can­cer (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. There are cur­rent­ly approx­i­mate­ly 1,500 CoC-accred­it­ed can­cer pro­grams in the U.S. and Puer­to Rico. CoC-accred­it­ed facil­i­ties diag­nose and/​or treat more than 70 per­cent of all new­ly diag­nosed patients with can­cer. When can­cer patients choose to seek care local­ly at a CoC-accred­it­ed can­cer cen­ter, they are gain­ing access to com­pre­hen­sive, state-of-the-art can­cer care close to home.

With CoC accred­i­ta­tion, DuPage Med­ical Group’s Inte­grat­ed Oncol­o­gy Pro­gram has access to can­cer-relat­ed pro­grams that focus on the full spec­trum of care includ­ing pre­ven­tion, ear­ly diag­no­sis, can­cer stag­ing, opti­mal treat­ment, reha­bil­i­ta­tion, life-long fol­low-up for recur­rent dis­ease, and end-of-life care. Patients also have access to infor­ma­tion on clin­i­cal tri­als and new treat­ments, genet­ic coun­sel­ing, and ser­vices includ­ing psy­cho-social sup­port, a patient nav­i­ga­tion process, and a sur­vivor­ship care plan. 

Like all CoC-accred­it­ed facil­i­ties, DuPage Med­ical Group’s Inte­grat­ed Oncol­o­gy Pro­gram main­tains a can­cer reg­istry and con­tributes data to the Nation­al Can­cer Data Base (NCDB), a joint pro­gram of the CoC and Amer­i­can Can­cer Soci­ety. CoC-accred­it­ed can­cer cen­ters, in turn, have access to infor­ma­tion derived from this type of data analy­sis, which is used to cre­ate nation­al, region­al, and state bench­mark reports. These reports help CoC facil­i­ties with their qual­i­ty improve­ment efforts. 

We’re hon­ored to receive this accred­i­ta­tion again as it pro­vides our patients with addi­tion­al assur­ance that they are receiv­ing the high­est stan­dard of care deliv­ered with­in our Can­cer Pro­gram and across all of Duly Health and Care,” said Don Hoscheit, MD, Chief Med­ical Offi­cer for Duly Health and Care.

About Duly Health and Care

Duly Health and Care is the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian-direct­ed med­ical group in the nation with more than 1,000 pri­ma­ry care and spe­cial­ty care physi­cians and more than 7,000 team mem­bers, in over 150 loca­tions. The Duly Health and Care brand encom­pass­es three med­ical groups – DuPage Med­ical Group, Quin­cy Med­ical Group and The South Bend Clin­ic. The orga­ni­za­tion is whol­ly ded­i­cat­ed to help­ing all it serves flour­ish by chal­leng­ing the expect­ed to deliv­er the extra­or­di­nary in health and care.

Duly Health and Care physi­cians and team mem­bers sup­port indi­vid­u­als in their per­son­al health jour­neys each year, help­ing each one meet their extra­or­di­nary poten­tial through a holis­tic care deliv­ery mod­el designed to make health and care wel­com­ing, sim­pli­fied and per­son­al­ized. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.duly​healthand​care​.com.

About the Com­mis­sion on Cancer

Estab­lished by the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Sur­geons (ACS) in 1922, the mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary CoC estab­lish­es stan­dards to ensure qual­i­ty, mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary, and com­pre­hen­sive can­cer care deliv­ery in health care set­tings; con­ducts sur­veys in health care set­tings to assess com­pli­ance with those stan­dards; col­lects stan­dard­ized data from CoC-accred­it­ed health care set­tings to mea­sure can­cer care qual­i­ty; uses data to mon­i­tor treat­ment pat­terns and out­comes and enhance can­cer con­trol and clin­i­cal sur­veil­lance activ­i­ties; and devel­ops effec­tive edu­ca­tion­al inter­ven­tions to improve can­cer pre­ven­tion, ear­ly detec­tion, can­cer care deliv­ery, and out­comes in health care settings. 

About the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Sur­geons

The Amer­i­can Col­lege of Sur­geons is a sci­en­tif­ic and edu­ca­tion­al orga­ni­za­tion of sur­geons that was found­ed in 1913 to raise the stan­dards of sur­gi­cal prac­tice and improve the qual­i­ty of care for all sur­gi­cal patients. The Col­lege is ded­i­cat­ed to the eth­i­cal and com­pe­tent prac­tice of surgery. Its achieve­ments have sig­nif­i­cant­ly influ­enced the course of sci­en­tif­ic surgery in Amer­i­ca and have estab­lished it as an impor­tant advo­cate for all sur­gi­cal patients. The Col­lege has more than 87,000 mem­bers and is the largest orga­ni­za­tion of sur­geons in the world. FACS” des­ig­nates that a sur­geon is a Fel­low of the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Surgeons.

Media Con­tact:

Ter­ri Hickey
Direc­tor of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Duly Health and Care 
(331) 551‑5549, terri.​hickey@​duly.​com