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Danbury Hospital Praxair Cancer Center Receives Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - Danbury, CT

Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons, the national accreditation organization for cancer programs, has granted its 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award to the Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital. The award was given to a select group of 82 (6 percent) accredited cancer programs across the United States.

“Achieving this award demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of practice for our cancer program, the comprehensive services we provide and the support for our patients and families as they deal with the complexities of cancer treatment,” said Robert Kloss, M.D., Chairman of the Cancer Committee at The Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital.

Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and representatives of 47 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care. There are currently about 1400 CoC-accredited cancer programs in the United States that diagnose and/or treat 80 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer patients each year. Receiving care at a CoC-accredited cancer program ensures that a patient will have access to the full quality spectrum of comprehensive cancer care close to home.

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About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital provides centers of excellence in cardiovascular services, cancer, weight loss surgery, orthopedics, digestive disorders, radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve on the faculty of the nation’s finest medical centers offering a higher level of experience.

The Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital is dedicated to caring for people who are diagnosed with cancer, personalizing their treatment plans based on the recommendations of multidisciplinary case review teams. Our cancer patients benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies and a full spectrum of outpatient and in-hospital oncologic services that includes dedicated emotional and practical support. A Cancer Care Coordinator works with patients from diagnosis onward to help navigate the sometimes confusing or overwhelming aspects of cancer treatment.