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June 24, 2018 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Applauds CoC Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient Summa Health

CHAMPS Oncology Applauds CoC Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient Summa HealthCHAMPS Oncology proudly recognizes their Commission on Cancer-accredited client, Summa Health, for being named a 2017 Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award recipient. It is the first time Summa has achieved such a high honor.

The CoC accredits approximately 1,500 programs and surveys 500 programs a year. This designation was awarded to just 16, or 3 percent of, CoC-accredited programs that were surveyed nationwide between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2017.

“All of us at CHAMPS Oncology are extremely proud of Summa, as well as our team of certified tumor registrars for the important role they played in helping Summa become an Outstanding Achievement Award recipient,” said Karen Schmidt, CTR, associate vice president of CHAMPS Oncology. “Their ongoing support, commitment and expertise are a shining example of what sets our cancer registry services apart.”

The Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in demonstrating compliance with the CoC standards and are committed to ensuring high quality cancer care. A CoC-accredited cancer program is eligible to become an Outstanding Achievement Award recipient after completing the accreditation survey and receiving a Performance Report that indicates an accreditation award of “Three-Year with Commendation.” Specifically, the program must receive commendation ratings for seven commendation level standards and no deficiencies for the remaining 27 standards.

Contact us to learn how CHAMPS can support your goal of becoming a CoC Outstanding Achievement Award recipient.

About CHAMPS Oncology
CHAMPS Oncology is dedicated to improving patient care by delivering and transforming high-quality cancer data into actionable information for cancer programs and healthcare providers across the country. Unlike traditional staffing companies, CHAMPS Oncology’s team of highly skilled cancer information specialists and experienced certified tumor registrars have been providing customized strategies and solutions for complete outsourcing, supplemental abstracting and cancer program consulting for more than 40 years. CHAMPS specializes in developing and delivering comprehensive registry solutions, achieving abstracting accuracy, advising clients on the Commission on Cancer accreditation process, implementing registry quality standards, providing continuous education to staff, capturing data for NAPBC accreditation and providing cancer data analytics utilizing insight2oncology®. For more, visit CHAMPS is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and 2015, and to ERC’s NorthCoast 99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

About Summa Health
Summa Health is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and the Summa Health Foundation, we are nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa’s clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook at and Twitter,