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Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Cancer Program and Breast Center Accredited by Two National Healthcare Organizations

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare (EMHC) is pleased to announce that its cancer program and breast center have received full accreditation from the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer (ACoS – CoC) and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers ( NAPBC).

 “These accreditations measure our compliance with national standards and guidelines to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care,” said Jean Lydon, associate vice-president for Patient Care Services at EMHC. “Providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to all of our patients is our top priority and we are always looking for new ways raise the bar on the quality of care.”

 Applying for and maintaining ACoS-CoC accreditation is a voluntary commitment by a cancer program that ensures its patients will have access to the full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and support patients with cancer and their families. A cancer program is able to continually evaluate its performance and take proactive corrective action when necessary. This continuous evaluation reaffirms the commitment of the program to provide quality cancer care.

 By being fully accredited by the NAPBC, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare is recognized as managing a breast center that ensures multidisciplinary, integrated and comprehensive breast care services.


Founded in 1926, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital today is Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, a comprehensive health system with multiple locations and services designed to enhance the health of the communities and customers we serve. In June 2011, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare opened a new, state-of-the-art acute care hospital. With 259 private patient rooms, a modern emergency department and technologically advanced surgical suites, the new Elmhurst Memorial Hospital incorporates the latest trends in healthcare facility design and is home to some of the area’s most advanced technology. For more information about Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, please call CareMatch, our physician referral line, at (331) 221-2273, or visit our website at

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