HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Earns National Accreditation from Commission on Cancer

July 17, 2019
Sheboygan, Wis. – The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer care program at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan.
 
“We are honored to receive this full accreditation of our cancer services from an outside, independent review, which confirms the exceptional quality of cancer care that we provide at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital,” said Sally Luehring, Executive Director of Cancer Services for HSHS – Eastern Wisconsin Division.
 
When cancer patients choose to seek care at a CoC-accredited cancer treatment facility, they are gaining access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care that is close to home. They also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling and patient-centered services including behavioral support, a patient navigation process and a survivorship care plan that seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.
 
“At HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, we continuously strive to provide each patient with health, healing and hope,” said Luehring. “This includes not only providing medical treatments, but also surrounding our patients with supportive services and nurse navigation to assist them through a journey no one asks to take.”
 
Established in 1922 by the ACS, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. To earn this accreditation, health care organizations must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered care.
 
To learn more about HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Cancer Services, click here.
 
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About HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital has been delivering high quality health care to Sheboygan and its surrounding communities since 1890. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, 24-hour emergency care, digestive health, orthopedics, cardiac, home health and hospice care. The hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of high quality and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org.
 
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org.  For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.
 
 
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