The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) granted three-year accreditation with silver level commendation to the cancer programs at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Crosby.
To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
As CoC-accredited cancer centers, both CRMC and Riverwood take a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care.
CRMC and Riverwood have been partnering to provide oncology care since 2010, when they began offering oncology care services in affiliation with the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute. The two health systems share the services of Dr. Ron Halvorson, who is board certified in oncology and internal medicine with 23 years of experience in caring for patients with cancer and blood disorders.