ProHealth Care voluntarily participates in a variety of accreditation and certification programs – all aimed at raising the bar on quality cancer care and improving patient outcomes. Accreditations and certifications ensure that an oncology practice and cancer program are meeting or exceeding all national guidelines for quality care. More than ever, patients and family members want access to information that helps them determine which program provides the highest quality care and best overall patient outcomes. The ProHealth Care cancer program has successfully achieved, and consistently maintains, all accreditations and certifications currently available for community cancer programs.
Outstanding Achievement Award from the CoC
The UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care has maintained Outstanding Achievement Award status from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) since 2004. The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes cancer programs that demonstrate excellence by earning commendation for all applicable standards and providing quality care to patients with cancer. Read more >
Quality Oncology Practice Initiative
ProHealth Care was the first health care system in southeastern Wisconsin to be certified by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative and is one of only eight certified programs in Wisconsin. Read more >
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
ProHealth Care’s breast health services are recognized for achieving the highest level of excellence in breast care and outcomes that meet or exceed national benchmarks. Read more >
American College of Radiology
ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital is one of only nine facilities in Wisconsin to receive a Certificate of Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). Read more >
National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital is one of only two hospitals in southeastern Wisconsin to participate in NSQIP, an organization committed to improving the quality of surgical care. Read more >
Community Outreach Summary Reports - Following are reports on our intiatives and their outcomes. Read more >
ProHealth Care's cancer services "among the best of the best"
The UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care has maintained Outstanding Achievement Award status from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) since 2004. The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes cancer programs that demonstrate excellence by earning commendation for all applicable standards and providing quality care to patients with cancer.
What does CoC accreditation mean to you?
Maintaining CoC accreditation means we offer access to the full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and support patients with cancer, including:
- Comprehensive, patient-centered care by a multi-disciplinary team
- Access to information on clinical trials and new treatment options
- Ongoing monitoring of care and lifelong patient follow-up
- Psychosocial support and survivorship care
- Continuous quality improvement in patient care
- Nurse navigation throughout the continuum of care
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Recognized leader in outpatient cancer care
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has certified ProHealth Care’s outpatient hematology and medical oncology practices through the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI).
What does QOPI certification mean to you?
To achieve QOPI certification, our oncology practice must meet or exceed a benchmark score on measures that compare the quality of our care against national standards. The certification process occurs every three years and includes an analysis of our practice data as well as an on-site review and peer review by a select team of oncology professionals including physicians and nurses. ASCO is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. QOPI certification ensures that care meets or exceeds national quality standards. ProHealth Care is the first health care system in southeastern Wisconsin to attain this distinction and is one of only eight certified programs in Wisconsin.
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The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers recognizes ProHealth Care
The American College of Surgeons, which administers the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), has recognized ProHealth Care’s breast health services for achieving the highest level of excellence in breast care and outcomes that meet or exceed national benchmarks. To receive accreditation, ProHealth Care had to pass a rigorous evaluation by independent clinical surveyors.
What does NAPBC accreditation mean to you?
Breast health services that achieve NAPBC accreditation have demonstrated a commitment to offer patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. Receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center ensures patients can rely on:
Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
A multi-disciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
Access to breast cancer-related information, education and support
Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
Breast cancer data collection and monitoring of quality indicators
Nurse navigation throughout the continuum of care
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Radiation oncology practice earns accreditation
ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital is one of only nine facilities in Wisconsin to receive a Certificate of Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR).
What does ACR certification of a radiation oncology program mean to you?
ACR certified practices must demonstrate a commitment to delivering the highest quality care, meeting and exceeding national standards, and an ongoing commitment to improving the practice of radiation oncology and patient outcomes over time. The ACR provides third-party, impartial peer review and evaluation of patient care, staff, equipment, treatment planning and records, patient safety and quality control.
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Commitment to measure and improve the quality of surgical care
ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital participates in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP). It is the first nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. ProHealth Waukesha Memorial is one of only two hospitals in southeastern Wisconsin to participate in NSQIP.
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Community Outreach Summary Reports
The multidisciplinary cancer team at ProHealth Care utilizes an evidence-based practice approach to treating cancer. This means using the best evidence and research available to help inform the decision-making process for recommended treatment protocols. As a Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited program, ProHealth Care submits data to, and has access to, the National Cancer Database (NCDB). ProHealth Care uses this information to monitor performance against national standards for established treatment protocols.
One report generated from the NCDB is the Cancer Program Practice Profile Report which allows accredited programs, like ProHealth Care, to compare their performance to other CoC accredited programs in Wisconsin and the U.S. Currently there are three treatment protocols for breast cancer and three for colorectal cancer that the NCDB has selected for focus.
ProHealth Care is proud to exceed CoC expected performance for all six of the protocols monitored.
In addition, ProHealth Care is committed to offering cancer education and screening programs to enhance access to cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. Following are reports on our quality initiatives and outreach efforts.
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