Modesto and Manteca Kaiser locations receive accreditation for cancer care

Cancer survivor Esther Milsap of Oakdale visits with Oncologist Megumi Tomita, MD, at Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center.

Kaiser Permanente’s locations in Modesto and Manteca have been granted a three-year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) has designated the Kaiser locations as “Comprehensive Community Cancer Programs.”

“This is such a wonderful honor for our hospitals because it reflects on the high-quality, patient-centered care we provide to cancer patients on a daily basis,” said Sanjay Marwaha, MD, physician-in-chief with Kaiser Permanente in Modesto and Manteca. “This accreditation signifies that we’ve reached another milestone that shows our patients and their loved ones that we are providing the most modern and advanced cancer care available.”

Cancer centers must be evaluated every three years and meet certain criteria to be accredited through the CoC.

Kaiser’s Central Valley coverage region has also been re-accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, which is a breast cancer accreditation.

According to Kaiser, patients receiving care at a CoC facility have access to new treatments, clinical trials, genetic counseling and a host of other care options.



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