SBCH CANCER PROGRAM ANNUAL REPORT
Since 1976, the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACOS) has recognized Cottage's commitment to the treatment of cancer, accrediting Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital's Cancer Program for the quality of its services as a teaching hospital cancer program. We are very proud to be among the 25% of cancer programs in the United States that are ACOS-accredited.
Accreditation gives Cottage access to national cancer information and the ability to collect and compare the treatment results of Cottage patients with those of patients at other cancer centers. It also enables the hospital's cancer team members and staff physicans the ability to increase their knowledge of new diagnostic techniques and treatments of cancer and constantly improve the scope and quality of care offered to our patients.
As part of this national data network, Cottage produces an annual report with statistical analysis of cancer patients diagnosed or treated at SBCH, and features an in-depth article on a cancer topic.
Access individual portions of the 2009 report at right; or download a PDF of the report here; or call our Public Affairs office to request a printed copy: (805) 879-8980.