TMF Receives Cancer Recognition

For Immediate Release

March 30, 2009

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John Moore
Media Relations
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moorej@tmfhs.org

TRINITY MOTHER FRANCES RECEIVES CANCER RECOGNITION

Tyler, TX – Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics has received the Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons-Commission on Cancer. Trinity Mother Frances is one of 95 facilities in the U.S. to receive the award.

Established in 2004, the COC Outstanding Achievement Award is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. A facility receives the award following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which time the facility demonstrates a commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent six areas of cancer program activity (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement). In addition, the facility receives a compliance rating for the remaining 29 cancer program standards. The award is given to qualifying hospitals during the year of their triennial accreditation survey.

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics includes Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler, Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville, Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with Health South, and Trinity Clinic. Trinity Clinic is the area’s preferred multispecialty physician group with more than 250 providers representing 37 specialties serving 27 counties in east, northeast and north-central Texas in 35 clinic locations. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, visit tmfhs.org.

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