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SJRMC Oncology Program Recognized with Outstanding Achievement Award

May 13, 2014

The Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) oncology program in Mishawaka has been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).

The OAA, established in 2004, recognizes oncology programs that strive for excellence in providing the best quality care for patients. Less than 75 oncology programs in the United States received the OAA recognition.

“We strive to not only meet the national standard of care, but to exceed it every day,” said Steve Anderson, MD, SJRMC Chief Medical Officer. “We have a calling to care for our community and create a superior experience for our patients during the most significant moments of their lives.”

SJRMC underwent a comprehensive evaluation by a physician surveyor where the oncology staff had to demonstrate a commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent the full scope of the program and receive a compliance rating for another 27 standards.

The seven standards that form the basis of the OAA criteria are taken from the following areas of program activity:

·       Cancer committee leadership

·       Cancer data management

·       Cancer conferences

·       Clinical management

·       Quality improvement

The oncology program at SJRMC was recently recognized by the American College of Surgeons CoC after it renewed its three-year accreditation with commendation and received a Gold Award rating.


About Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital healthcare system located in North Central Indiana, offering a full range of services. SJRMC includes: a 254-bed acute care hospital at our Mishawaka Campus; a 58-bed acute care hospital at our Plymouth Campus; a 40-bed Rehabilitation Institute; Outpatient services of the Elm Road Medical Campus; and the Saint Joseph Physician Network that includes 26 practices with more than 75 providers. All inpatient rooms at all SJRMC facilities are private.


A Catholic Ministry Organization of Trinity Health, SJRMC offers personalized, faith-based care paired with the latest in advanced medical technology and procedures. In 2012 and 2014 SJRMC was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems and awarded Top 5 for Small Health Systems. In July 2013, for the third year running, SJRMC was named one of the “Most Wired” hospitals. For more information, please visit