Mount Nittany Health receives National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

May 22, 2023
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Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce that it has earned accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The three-year accreditation is awarded to cancer programs that meet 34 quality care standards set by the CoC.

"We are honored to receive this accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons," said Kathleen Rhine, President and CEO of Mount Nittany Health. "This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our cancer care team.”

Mount Nittany Health cancer services provides comprehensive cancer care using the most innovative cancer therapies combined with compassionate, patient-centered care to treat every aspect of the disease.

“As a CoC-accredited cancer center, patients can seek care close to home and know they are getting state of the art, comprehensive care at the Mount Nittany Medical Center,” said Mary Rivera, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, Director, Cancer Services, Mount Nittany Health and Administrative Director, Cancer Care Partnership.

According to Aderonke Ajala, MD, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Mount Nittany Health, “By taking a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists, we are able to deliver the highest level of oncology services and cancer care to anyone in the community who is impacted by this disease.”

Additionally, Mount Nittany Health is proud to participate in a partnership with the Penn State Cancer Institute, known as the CANCER CARE PARTNERSHIP. Through the partnership, patients benefit from the combined resources and expertise of Mount Nittany Health, the community's trusted healthcare provider, and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the region's leading academic health center.

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