Gold Standard Quality
The Providence Regional Cancer System meets nationally recognized quality standards that are considered the gold standard for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
All of our medical oncologists are board-certified, and are employed by Providence. Board certification means that they have passed rigorous training and testing to become experts in their specialty. You can be confident that the quality of your care will be equal to what you would get in any “big city” or university hospital.
The Joint Commission Accreditation—The Gold Standard
All of our cancer facilities, both inpatient and outpatient, have earned accreditation from the leading entity in the U.S. that evaluates and accredits health care organizations and programs, The Joint Commission. Our facilities must pass a rigorous inspection every three years to ensure that our practices meet the highest quality standards for patient care.
Nationally Certified Oncology Nurses
Oncology nurses at Providence St. Peter Hospital and Providence Western Washington Oncology are registered nurses who have passed a national exam in oncology nursing to demonstrate knowledge in the cancer field.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
All of our physicians and staff follow the NCCN guidelines, further supporting their ability to coordinate quality patient care with one another.
If the care you need is not available at Providence, we will coordinate your care with other organizations so you can focus solely on your health and well-being.
Access to Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are carefully done research studies that answer questions about new therapies and treatments, with the goal of finding safe and effective approaches to care. The Providence Regional Cancer System, and its affiliated physicians, participates in national trials to study a variety of cancers.
Weekly and Monthly Cancer Conferences
Every week, various cancer specialists involved in your care will meet at Providence St. Peter Hospital to discuss your medical situation and evaluate all potential courses of treatment. These conferences bring all expertise to the table and explore every possibility in your cancer care. Additionally, physicians gather each month at Providence Centralia Hospital to evaluate potential courses of treatment in a prospective approach.