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Bridgeport cancer program accredited

The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) has granted the cancer program at Bridgeport Hospital its gold level three-year accreditation with commendation.

To achieve CoC accreditation, a cancer program is evaluated every three years and must either meet or exceed the commission’s quality care standards. CoC’s gold level means the hospital received commendation in all seven of the commission’s cancer program standards.

“Cancer care in the Bridgeport Hospital service area continues to improve through its integration with Smilow Cancer Hospital and the Yale Cancer Center,” said medical oncologist Jerry Malefatto, a physician leader of the hospital’s multidisciplinary Cancer Committee. “For example, Smilow Cancer Hospital outpatient care centers were established in Fairfield and Trumbull in 2014, giving patients access to a higher level and broader range of cancer services, new facilities and access to more innovative therapeutic clinical trials.”


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