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St. Bernards Medical Center receives special commendation

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Cancer Program at St. Bernards Medical Center was recently accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

To earn accreditation, a program must meet at least 34 quality care standards.

The program also received special commendation for additional steps it takes to enhance patient care.

One of those steps is a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer that involves a panel of physicians.

“A panel of physicians who meet on a regular basis. Review each case and make a consensus plan about the best approach and treatment plan,” said Dr. Mazen Khalil. “Basically a panel physicians personalize the care for each case and each patient.”

The panel includes surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other cancer specialists.

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