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Samaritan Reaccredited by the Commission on Cancer

The Samaritan Cancer Program was recently awarded full reaccreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC).

The CoC is an organization dedicated to the monitoring of comprehensive quality care for cancer patients, including standard-setting, research, prevention and education. They are the governing body that conducts surveys of health care settings to measure cancer care quality.

All standards of the cancer program were scrutinized, including research, quality improvement, clinical management, community outreach and many other categories. The CoC is comprised of surgeons representing the American College of Surgeons, as well as representatives from numerous national and professional organizations.

“The Commission on Cancer continues to raise the bar by focusing on patient-centered needs as well as a well-structured cancer program by bringing additional attention to the quality of care and outcomes of our patients,” said Mary Austin-Seymour, MD, radiation oncologist and cancer committee chair for the Samaritan Cancer Program. “With the combined efforts of our cancer committee members, we were able to meet the expectations and receive full reaccreditation.”

The Samaritan Cancer Program provides cancer care across Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. For more information about the program, visit