CAMBRIDGE, Ohio, Oct. 6, 2010 – The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted a three-year Accreditation with Commendation to the Cancer Program at Southeastern Med.

Southeastern Med received the three-year Accreditation with Commendation following an onsite evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the medical center demonstrated a commendation level of compliance with one or more standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program. The evaluation involved cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach, and quality improvement.

“This Accreditation is a huge honor for the medical center and an excellent asset for local cancer patients and their families,” said Michael Sarap, M.D., surgeon with Southeastern Ohio Physicians, Inc. and Southeastern Med medical staff member. ”This award was attained only because of the dedication and teamwork of Southeastern Med physicians and associates caring for cancer patients. CoC Accreditation is the national standard by which the quality of cancer care is measured. Receiving a Commendation implies that the staff at Southeastern Med has gone above and beyond the usual requirements for Accreditation.”

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio, Oct. 6, 2010 – The Buckeye Trail 2009-2010 Fast Pitch Softball Team recently donated nearly $834 to Southeastern Med for its continued efforts in the fight against breast cancer. The donation will be used toward Southeastern Med’s 4th Annual Breast Cancer Tea and Style Show on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 1:45-5 p.m. at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, 7033 Glenn Highway, in Cambridge.

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2010 – In honor of area breast cancer survivors, Southeastern Med and the American Cancer Society are sponsoring “It’s all about you!” – the 4th Annual Breast Cancer Tea and Style Show on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 1:45-5 p.m. at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, 7033 Glenn Highway, in Cambridge.

Registered breast cancer survivors received personal invitations in the mail to enjoy a fun, free luncheon and sociable tea party. The atmosphere will be eloquently enhanced as real teapots and individual teacups with saucers adorn linen-covered tables.

Guest speaker at the tea will be Christine Clifford, CSP, President and CEO of The Cancer Club©