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Ochsner Cancer Institute Facilities Earn Reaccreditations

Recognitions reaffirm high quality cancer care at Ochsner

Ochsner Cancer Institute Facilities Earn Reaccreditations

NEW ORLEANS – Six Ochsner Cancer Institute facilities have again earned accreditation from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American College of Radiology (ACR), two distinctions that reflect the comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care Ochsner provides patients across its health system.

The ASCO Quality Oncology Practice Initiative is a three-year accreditation that certifies that Ochsner’s oncology practices meet the highest quality standards for cancer care, along with each of the initiative’s evidenced-based core standards in chemotherapy treatment and patient care. This ASCO reaccreditation illustrates the delivery of the best, most comprehensive care to patients and was received by:

  • The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner Medical Center
  • Ochsner Baptist—A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
  • Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank
  • Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner
  • St. Tammany Cancer Center—A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
  • Ochsner Cancer Center—Baton Rouge

Four Ochsner cancer centers also received ACR’s Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation. This three-year certification guarantees that cancer centers meet specific practice guidelines for radiation oncology, staff qualifications and training, high-level equipment standards and quality improvement programs.

The Ochsner facilities that earned the ACR accreditation are Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans, Ochsner Baptist—A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center, St. Tammany Cancer Center – A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Cancer Center—Baton Rouge.

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Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Celebrating 80 years in 2022, it leads nationally in cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, liver and kidney transplants and pediatrics, among other areas. Ochsner is consistently named both the top hospital and top children’s hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report. The not-for-profit organization is inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities. Its focus is on preventing diseases and providing patient-centered care that is accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner Health pioneers new treatments, deploys emerging technologies and performs groundbreaking research, including 4,000 patients enrolled in 685 clinical studies in 2022. It has more than 38,000 employees and over 4,600 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 48 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Gulf South; and its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program is caring for patients beyond its walls. In 2022, Ochsner Health treated more than 1.4 million people from every state and 62 countries. As Louisiana’s top healthcare educator of physicians, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. To learn more, visit