St. Bernards Medical Center receives special commendation

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.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.