The Oncology Program at Summa Health is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). The program includes our three cancer centers – the Summa Health Jean and Milton Cooper Pavilion on the campus of Summa Health System — Akron Campus, Summa Health Parkview Pavilion at Summa Health System — Barberton Campus and Summa Health Medina Medical Center. CoC accreditation is the hallmark of excellence and ensures that quality standards are consistently met and/or exceeded by our dedicated cancer care team members.
Summa Health has earned the prestigious American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation in radiation oncology. This places Summa Health amongst a select group of cancer care providers nationwide. Accreditation is awarded only to facilities that meet specific practice guidelines and technical standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists.
Summa Health is one of a few cancer centers in Ohio to meet quality measures for medical oncology from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI). QOPI is an oncologist-led, practice-based quality improvement program, whose goal is to promote excellence in cancer care by helping practices create a culture of self-examination and improvement.
The Summa Health Breast Imaging Centers at Summa Health System – Akron and Barberton Campuses were designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The BICOE designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.
The Summa Health Breast Program at Summa Health System – Akron and Barberton Campuses has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
In November 2021, Summa Health Cancer Institute earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. Summa Health is just one of three health systems in Ohio with accreditation and one of 65 accredited programs nationwide Programs awarded this accreditation demonstrate compliance with NAPRC standards for program management, clinical services, quality improvement for patients and have an established multidisciplinary rectal cancer team.
NRG Oncology is a non-profit research organization formed to conduct oncologic clinical research and to broadly disseminate study results for informing clinical decision making and healthcare policy.
NRG Oncology seeks to improve the lives of cancer patients by conducting practice-changing multi-institutional clinical and translational research with emphases on gender-specific malignancies including gynecologic, breast and prostate cancers and on localized or locally advanced cancers of all types.