Cancer Provider and Patient

Lutheran Medical Center

Nationally accredited for quality care

As Colorado’s only accredited academic comprehensive cancer program, Cancer Centers of Colorado offers the choices in treatment and technology you’d expect from a national cancer institute but with a much more personal touch. The accreditations we’ve earned demonstrate our commitment to the highest quality of care.


GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer Centers of Excellence Award

The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer Centers of Excellence award recognizes hospitals for their multidisciplinary and patient-centric care. National Jewish Health and SCL Health are the first hospitals in Colorado and Montana to receive this designation.



Commission on Cancer Accredited Program

  CoC-accredited cancer programs offer their patients with cancer comprehensive care including:
  • Quality care close to home
  • A multidisciplinary, team approach
  • Information and education
  • Patient-centered services
  • Options for genetic assessment and counseling, and palliative care services
  • Care monitoring and quality improvement
  • Treatment planning based on evidence-based national treatment guidelines
  • Clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Follow-up care
  • Patient tracking through the cancer data system



With this accreditation, you can be assured that we’re held to the highest standards of care for patients with diseases of the breast. In addition, we’re a nationally accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, accredited in all forms of breast imaging from the American College of Radiology, including breast MRI, breast ultrasound, mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy.




Magnet Accreditation is the nation’s top honor for nursing excellence, quality patient care and innovations in practice. Three SCL Health hospitals have received Magnet designation. Only 7% of U.S. hospitals have achieved this designation..

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ASTRO Accreditation program for excellence

The APEx process provides a transparent, measurable, evidence- and consensus-based review of compliance with standards that emphasize a radiation oncology practice’s (ROPs) commitment to safety and quality. ROPs start with an internal self-assessment, allowing facility staff the opportunity to measure their current practice against APEx Standards prior to the facility visit. Once this is completed and ROPs have met the compliance requirements, the practice then proceeds to the facility visit. Through an objective peer review (facility visit), radiation oncology professionals (APEx Surveyors) evaluate an ROPs quality and safety based on evidenced compliance with the APEx Standards.
ROPs accredited by APEx will have the systems, personnel, policies and procedures in place to demonstrate dedication to high-quality patient care, a respect for protecting the rights of patients and being responsive to patient needs and concerns.


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