Long Branch, NJ – Two Monmouth Medical Center programs recently earned re-accreditation by
nationally recognized multidisciplinary accreditation programs, providing
assurance to patients that they will receive the highest-level of comprehensive
care at Monmouth, including access to a full range of state-of-the art
services and a multidisciplinary approach to provide the best treatment options.
The Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center achieved another
three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission
on Cancer (ACoS CoC) with commendations on several of the standards and
with best practice honors for the Cancer Support Community. ACoS CoC recognizes
cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive,
high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient-centered care. The Leon Hess
Cancer Center is the only facility in Monmouth County to be designated
as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program by ACoS CoC.
For more than 40 years, the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical
Center has broadened its leadership role in oncology services through
the ongoing expansion of state-of-the-art programs and technologies offered
in many areas of cancer prevention, detection, treatment and ongoing after-care.
Additionally, the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at
Monmouth Medical Center successfully achieved another three-year reaccreditation
from the National Accreditation Programs for Breast Centers (NAPBC), also
a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, with the surveyor
commenting on “an overall excellent program with dedicated staff
delivering robust patient-centered care.” The Wilentz Center is
the only NAPBC-accredited program in Monmouth County and the first to
be accredited in Ocean County.
All centers receiving NAPCB accreditation must undergo a rigorous evaluation
process and meet high quality standards. Centers must have a full range
of state-of-the-art services, a multidisciplinary team approach to care
to ensure and coordinate the best treatment options and access to ongoing
clinical trials and new treatment options.
“I am so pleased Monmouth Medical Center has once again received
these designations and successfully completed the two rigorous on-site
surveys for the comprehensive cancer and breast programs,” said
Bill Arnold, President and CEO, Monmouth Medical Center. “Excellent
care is something all patients expect and deserve. Hospitals work hard
to achieve top ratings—it is not an easy goal to reach; it takes
the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of the entire hospital staff.”
The accreditations from ACoS CoC and NAPBC come on the heels of two other
prestigious recognitions awarded recently. Monmouth Medical Center, which
recently was named the Best Hospital in Monmouth County by the readers of
The Asbury Park Press, was among only eight hospitals in New Jersey to receive a four-star rating
by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest hospital
rating achieved in the state.
It was also recently was announced that Monmouth Medical Center once again
received an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group,
the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. The “A”
score was awarded in the October 31 update to the Hospital Safety scores
assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries
accidents and infections. In Monmouth County, Monmouth Medical Center
is the only hospital to consistently receive an A rating. Additionally,
the safety of Monmouth Medical Center’s maternity service was recognized
by Leapfrog, as it was the only area hospital to fully meet full safety
standards in all areas of maternity care.