QUALITY COUNTS

Understanding accreditation and measuring quality.

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Our numbers add up to better cancer care

Legacy Cancer Institute ranks among the nation's best cancer programs, according to the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, a respected authority on cancer care. We’ve achieved this distinction by consistently delivering high quality care with the treatments known to be most effective.

  

Why is quality so important?

Accredited cancer programs demonstrate high quality, which means you receive the right care at the right time, according to the latest research. High quality is what gives you the best odds for survival and quality of life. That’s why it’s an important consideration when choosing a cancer care provider.
  

How is quality care measured?

Quality is measured by compliance with national standards. These standards measure how well a program delivers the treatments that are proven to work the best. Quality can also be measured in terms of results, such as survival rates.

Quality measures look at the percentage of time a program meets or exceeds national standards. In other words, how often the standard is met. The goal is 100 percent.
  

Who measures and verifies quality?

Accreditation is an endorsement of quality by an expert, third-party group. These organizations are respected for their commitment to advancing care. They gather data and closely examine how often patient outcomes meet care standards.  

   


You’re in good hands at Legacy Cancer Institute

Legacy Cancer Institute is accredited as an integrated network cancer program by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). In fact, Legacy was the first health system in the U.S. to receive this accreditation, and is still Oregon’s only accredited integrated network cancer program. See our quality performance metrics:

Breast Cancer Care
Colon Cancer Care

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You are not alone. Legacy offers support throughout your cancer journey, as well as care for your emotional, social and spiritual needs.

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Legacy Cancer Healing Center 
Support groups and classes
Cancer rehabilitation 
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More information

Learn how to reduce your risk of cancer.
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