Cancer Committee Activities & Annual Outcomes Reports

Community Reports

Our reports summarize the past year of activity for the Cancer Committee, specific to Studies & Quality Improvement and Community Outreach. Annual Outcome Reports are published early each year for the prior year's activities. Following PeaceHealth's commitment to transparency, each report includes a quality study.

2021 Committee Members  

Farabi Hussain, MD
Cancer Liaison Physician, Chair & General Surgery

Michael Taylor, MD, FACRO, and Alexei Polishchuk, MD
Radiation Oncology

J. Samuel Tolman, MD
Medical Oncology

David Cahalan, MD, and Dag Jensen, MD

Kiran Chaturvedi, MD, and Gregory Wolgamot, MD, PhD

Sharon Rutherford, RN, BSN, CEN, MSHA, and Kim Savage

Anna Jordan, RN
Patient Navigator and Survivorship Program Coordinator

Jodi McCabe, RN, OCN, and Cheryl Mitchell, RN, OCN

Cecilia Meintel, MSW
Psychosocial Services Coordinator

Bette Barlond, MBA, BSN, RN
Quality Management Coordinator

Sarah Stirling, RN, and Lauren Key, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator

Kathleen Rathvon, CTR,
Cancer Registrar

Adjunct Members

Wendy Devaux, RDN, Registered Dietician
Alyssa Holdaway, OTR/L, CLT, Rehabilitation
Mary Bosell, MDiv, BCC, Chaplain
Alexa Stump, PharmD, Pharmacist

Commission on Cancer  

PeaceHealth United General Medical Center has been an accredited cancer program through the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer since 1975.  We received three-year approval as a Community Cancer Program at the last survey in 2017. 
Receiving care at a cancer program approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) means that patients will have access to:
  • Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the art services and equipment
  • A multi-specialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Access to cancer-related information, education, and support
Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Approval by the CoC is given only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. To maintain approval, facilities with CoC-approved cancer programs must undergo an
on-site review every three years.
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