Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, recently earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer, or NAPRC.
“Currently, four hospitals hold such accreditation in the state, and Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, is the first hospital in the Metro Detroit area to meet these standards,” said Dr. Harry Wasvary, the director of the Multidisciplinary Colon and Rectal Cancer Clinic at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.
To achieve NAPRC accreditation, centers are required to establish a multidisciplinary rectal cancer team that includes clinical representatives from surgery, pathology, radiology, radiation oncology and medical oncology. Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, has had a multidisciplinary colon and rectal care team since 2008.
“To be recognized as an accredited rectal cancer program is a reflection of the hard work that is being done by those caring for cancer patients in our hospital,” Dr. Wasvary said. “This was truly a collaborative effort in which multiple specialties worked together to improve the care of rectal cancer patients at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.”
As the director, Dr. Wasvary oversees this initiative and works with the multidisciplinary team to ensure patients receive appropriate care within specific time targets. Additionally, data is utilized and evaluated to improve efficiency, standardize care, and improve outcomes.
Rectal cancer programs accredited by the NAPRC undergo a site visit every three years and are also accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.