April 2006

Memorial’s Cancer Program Achieves Highest Ranking

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year approval with commendation to the cancer program at Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, Tenn. “This is the highest level of recognition the commission gives,” said Ruth Brinkley, president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health Care System. “It only occurs when a program complies with all standards and receives one or more commendations. Our program was commended for 100 percent compliance with quality of care documentation, implementation of continuous improvements, exceptional outreach activities to the community and an excellent annual report publication.” For more information, contact Karen Sloan of Memorial at 423/495-4320.