Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC Receives Outstanding Achievement Award

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC presented with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award


Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC was recently presented with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The Cancer Center is one of a select group of only 23 U.S. healthcare facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed January 1 through June 30, 2015. The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. In addition, the Cancer Center also received Three-Year Accreditation with Gold State Commendation, the highest level of reaccreditation.

“This award affirms the resolve of our entire team to deliver compassionate, personalized and comprehensive cancer care for every patient, every day,” said Melanie Guilbeaux, Cancer Center director.

As a CoC-accredited cancer center, the Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists.  This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care.

The purpose of the Outstanding Achievement Award is to raise awareness of the importance of providing quality cancer care at healthcare institutions throughout the U.S. In addition, it is intended to:

  • Educate cancer patients on available quality-care options.
  • Motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of care.
  • Facilitate dialogue between award recipients and healthcare professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices.
  • Encourage honorees to serve as quality-care resources to other cancer programs.

“Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC is proud to provide cancer patients in our region with expanded resources that offer a comprehensive treatment experience right here in our local community,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO, Terrebonne General Medical Center.

The Cancer Center was evaluated on 34 program standards categorized within one of the four cancer program activity areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services and quality improvement. The Cancer Center was further evaluated on seven commendation standards.

For a list of all cancer programs in the U.S. that received the award in 2015, click here