Commission on Cancer gives RPH top marks

Sayre, Pa. – Robert Packer Hospital's cancer care capabilities have received top honors from the Commission on Cancer. The commission gave RPH an overall rating of "1," which means the hospital's cancer program was found to be compliant in or commended for all of the 36 standards the organization uses to rate programs. The rating is applicable for three years.

"The commission looked into every aspect of our cancer care program for this report," said Marie Droege, RPH President. "That they found no deficiencies speaks to the top-notch quality of service our staff, physicians and technicians provide to patients battling this disease. This rating is quite an honor."

The commission rated 1,409 facilities this year. RPH was among the 40 percent of those facilities that received a three-year approval with no contingency. RPH received commendations on six of the survey standards in the area of data management, quality improvement, clinical trials, prevention and early detection, staff education and patient care.