Cancer Center Accreditations

Quality

Many independent third parties have recognized Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital for the quality of our care.

Our cancer program received three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. The cancer program includes South Shore Hospital, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital, Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care (DFCCC, formerly known as Commonwealth Oncology), South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, and Hospice of the South Shore. Our program has consistently received accreditation since 1981.

Guardian of Excellence

The Breast Care Center and the Multi-Specialty Clinic earned the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience—five years in a row. The award honors those who have reached the 95th percentile for patient experience and is awarded annually to those who sustain performance in the top 5 percent for each reporting period.

South Shore Hospital’s Breast Care Center received a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

South Shore Hospital is pleased to announce that its breast imaging program was recently designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Less than 25% of breast imaging facilities in Massachusetts have been awarded this distinction. 

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital is an ACR Lung Cancer Screening Registry™ (LCSR) is approved by CMS to enable providers to meet quality reporting requirements for receiving Medicare CT lung cancer screening payment. Participants receive quarterly reports for their facility, with peer comparisons, as well as data for individual physicians to help refine and improve lung cancer screening for everyone. 

 

American Society of Clinical Oncology - QOPI award

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital is a QOPI Certified Practice. It is an acknowledgement that this practice meets certain defined quality and safety standards in the administration of cancer care.