Left to right – Nana Deeb, COO, Afshin Safa, MD, Medical Director, Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, Jill Dickson, Director, Cancer Services, Saliba H. Salo, President/CEO

Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital is one of 27 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to be recognized by the Commission on Cancer with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award.

Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital has been presented with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Northridge Hospital is one of only 27 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed from July 1 to Dec. 31 last year.

The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. The purpose of the award is to raise awareness on the importance of providing quality cancer care at health care institutions throughout the U.S. In addition, it is intended to:

• Motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of care.

• Facilitate dialogue between award recipients and healthcare professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices.

• Encourage honorees to serve as quality-care resources to other cancer programs.

• Educate cancer patients on available quality-care options.

“Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital is honored to be recognized by the Commission on Cancer. This achievement is the result of unwavering collaboration among the physicians, caregivers and the Thomas & Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center staff who bring the best in quality patient care for those facing cancer,” says Saliba H. Salo, President and CEO.

“This award reflects our constant commitment to providing the highest level of compassionate care and service to our patients and their families. It also means patients do not have to leave the Valley to receive the high quality cancer care they deserve and expect from a comprehensive Cancer Center.”

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