Cancer Services Quality and Certifications

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Baptist Cancer Services provides specialized, quality care for cancer patients across a full range of diagnostic, treatment, follow-up and support services. Our program accreditations and certifications include:

  • Baptist Cancer Services is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The Commission on Cancer is a multi-disciplinary body that sets standards for quality cancer care delivered primarily in hospitals. As an approved program, Baptist has met 36 mandatory standards in providing all patients with a full range of diagnostic, treatment, and supportive services. 
  • The Center for Breast Health is certified by the American College of Radiology and FDA Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).
  • The Center for Breast Health has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Stereotactic Breast Biopsy by the American College of Radiology (ACR). 
  • The Center for Breast Health is now accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
  • Baptist Medical Center is the only hospital in Mississippi to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Breast Cancer. This Baptist program underwent a rigorous on-site survey and demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. This certification includes Radiation Oncology, Outpatient Infusion, and the Center for Breast Health.
  • The Lung Cancer Alliance has named Baptist Health Systems a Screening Center of Excellence. Programs that earn this designation:
    -Provide clear information on the risks and benefits of CT screening.
    -Comply with standards based on best published practices for controlling screening quality, radiation dose and diagnostic procedures.
    -Work with a lung cancer multidisciplinary clinical team, including radiologists, pathologists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists and nurses to carry out a coordinated process for screening, follow up and treatment when appropriate.
    -Include a comprehensive cessation program for those still smoking or be willing to refer to comprehensive cessation programs.
    -Report results to those screened and their primary care doctors and transmit requested copies in a timely manner.

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