John B. Amos Cancer Center receives accreditation from two agencies

The John B. Amos Cancer Center’s cancer program has received accreditation from two national accrediting agencies.

The Commission on Cancer awarded the program a three-year accreditation with commendation. The center has been accredited by this agency since 1993, when it was located within The Medical Center.

For the first time, the American College of Radiation Oncology gave full accreditation to the center’s radiation oncology practice.

To achieve accreditation from both agencies, the local cancer center had to undergo comprehensive on-site reviews.

“We are pleased that our cancer program has met, and in many cases exceeded, the stringent standards of these accrediting bodies,” Dr. Andrew Pippas, medical director of the John B. Amos Cancer Center, said in a statement. “For our cancer center, this means our team, technology, quality measures, clinical research and all the other elements that comprise our program have earned two national gold seals of approval. But more importantly, these accreditations assure our community that they have access to superb cancer care right here in Columbus.”