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2013 Press Releases
Centura Health Cancer Network Becomes First Integrated Network Cancer Program in Colorado

Andrew Wineke
Centura Health
Manager, strategic communications
303-804-8222 (desk) 303-204-4990 (cell)                  

Commission on Cancer’s silver accreditation attests to Centura Health Cancer Network’s commitment
to providing high-value care across Colorado.

ENGLEWOOD, CO - (May 10, 2013) – This week, the Centura Health Cancer Network was awarded silver accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, becoming the first Integrated Network Cancer Program in Colorado. Leveraging the strength of our statewide cancer network is another way that Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, is delivering high-value, coordinated care across Colorado.

In March, the Commission on Cancer conducted a two-day site survey, evaluating both individual hospital performance and how Centura Health performed as a network. The Centura Health Cancer Network programs achieved five commendations in clinical trials accruals, cancer registry education, public reporting of outcomes, quality of nursing care and National Cancer Data Base quality submissions. The surveyors found no deficiencies in the program.

The surveyors cited Centura Health’s interactive cancer conferences, superior physician and staff leadership, and outstanding facilities. They were impressed by Centura Health’s “extraordinary commitment to community.”


  • The Centura Health Cancer Network is composed of six Commission on Cancer-accredited programs across Colorado, along with five accredited breast centers, one additional cancer center, three other sites offering cancer screening, prevention and surgery, and a group of network partners.


  • Centura Health defines value as the combination of outcome effectiveness, service, convenience and cost. Our goal is for health care to be readily available and accessible, with outstanding and long-lasting clinical outcomes, provided in an environment of service excellence, at a reasonable cost.
  • We are creating systems of care, such as the Centura Health Cancer Network, establishing physician practices, developing health neighborhoods, and affiliating with rural hospitals to create multiple access points and convenience for health care consumers.


  • “Accreditation by the Commission on Cancer is a sign that the Centura Health Cancer Network is moving in the right direction in our drive to deliver high-quality care throughout Colorado,” said Linda Ferris, PhD, Centura Health’s vice president, oncology. “By working together as a network, Centura Health’s cancer centers are able to provide better coordinated, higher value care.”

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About Centura Health

Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, is focused on connecting Colorado and Kansas to affordable, world-class care. Centura Health’s integrated network includes 14 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, affiliated partner hospitals, Flight For Life® Colorado, 17 health neighborhoods and home care and hospice services. More than 16,200 of the best hearts and minds in medicine, along with over 6,000 physician partners, have access to the most technologically advanced tools available. For consumers, this means the top expertise and technology is right where you need it – close to where you are. We reach beyond hospital walls to connect with people at every stage of life to bring them life-enriching compassion and life-affirming hope; Connections that only Centura Health can make. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit

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