Quality, accreditations and awards

Nationally-accredited breast center

First designated in 2010, Salem Health Cancer Institute is one of only three cancer centers in the state to receive the distinction of being a nationally accredited breast center by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Patients receiving care at an accredited center can count on comprehensive, state-of-the-art services, a multi-disciplinary approach to coordinated care, information about clinical trials and new treatment options. 

The survey is conducted every three years and will be completed again in 2019.

The Commission on Cancer accreditation

The Commission on Cancer — a quality program of the American College of Surgeons — is the only national accreditation program that recognizes cancer centers for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality and multidisciplinary patient-centered care. The three-year CoC accreditation is a voluntary commitment by a cancer program that ensures patients will have access to a full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and support patients with cancer and their families.

The cancer program at Salem Health has been accredited by the CoC since 1952, demonstrating our commitment to local cancer care. Salem Health was last accredited in 2016 and will be undergoing a CoC survey process in 2019.

Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence

Developed by the Lung Cancer Alliance, designated Screening Centers of Excellence (SCOE) commit to comply with comprehensive standards based on best practices developed by professional bodies such as the American College of Radiology, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program. These standards are for controlling screening quality, radiation dose and diagnostic procedures within an experienced, multi-disciplinary clinical setting. SCOE designees also commit to provide clear information based on current evidence on who is a candidate for lung cancer screening.