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Intermountain Healthcare earns accreditation for cancer care

By Jamie Lampros - Special to the Standard-Examiner | May 17, 2022

BENJAMIN ZACK, Standard-Examiner file photo

McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden is pictured Friday, Oct. 30, 2015.

Intermountain Healthcare Cancer Center has received a three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

The accreditation includes cancer center hubs at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah Valley Hospital in Provo and St. George Cancer Center. All four hubs have telehealth capabilities connecting to Intermountain satellite facilities.

In order to earn accreditation, the cancer program must meet 34 quality care standards, be evaluated every three years and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.

“We are honored as Utah Intermountain Healthcare cancer care providers to have achieved Commission on Cancer accreditation in 2022,” said Dr. Brandon Barney, associate medical director of radiation oncology for Intermountain. “While individual hospitals within Intermountain Healthcare have earned accreditation for many years, this is the first time the cancer program at Intermountain has achieved accreditation as a unified clinical network.”

Intermountain cancer centers take a multidisciplinary approach in treating cancer as a complex group of diseases. Surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and many other cancer specialists are all part of the team caring for a patient.

Patients receiving care at Intermountain have access to information on clinical trials, new treatments, genetic counseling and patient-centered services including psychosocial support and survivorship care plans.

“Achieving accreditation means that the Intermountain cancer program has demonstrated quality, expertise, and a commitment to clinical excellence on par with the best cancer provider networks in the country,” Barney said. “The Intermountain Cancer Center continues to be committed to providing state-of-the-art cancer care as conveniently and as close to home for our patients as possible.”


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