CHRISTUS Spohn Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation from Commission on Cancer May 19, 2016

(Corpus Christi, TX) CHRISTUS Spohn Health System is proud to announce the CHRISTUS Spohn Cancer Center has been re-accredited by the Commission on Cancer, the only regional cancer center to receive this honor. 

For the past 51 years, the CHRISTUS Spohn Cancer Center has been recognized by the Commission on Cancer, which is bestowed upon only 1 in 4 cancer centers in the country. 

“We are honored to be recognized by a national authority on cancer care that holds facilities like ours to the highest standards,” said Tom Enright, Executive Director of the CHRISTUS Spohn Cancer Center. 

This spring, the Commission on Cancer spent a full day touring the cancer center, making sure it meets the commission’s rigorous criteria. The CoC promotes accountable quality care through: 

  • Comprehensive standards that guide treatment and ensure patient-centered cancer care 
  • Unique reporting tools to benchmark performance and improve outcomes 
  • Educational interventions and targeted training opportunities, and more

With six clinics located throughout the Coastal Bend, the CHRISTUS Spohn Cancer Center and its clinics are a place where oncologists and clinicians are passionate about their patient’s care. 

“This is an exciting team to be a part of,” said Dr. Shantan G. Reddy, a board-certified Oncologist and the newest addition to the Cancer Center Team. “We are on the cutting-edge of providing cancer care in South Texas. There are many exciting new therapies and technologies being made available.” 

The CHRISTUS Spohn Cancer Center is the only one in the region to offer high-dose rate (HDR) therapy which has been proven to provide a faster course of treatment while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. 

It also is the only facility in South Texas to offer the CyberKnife®, which provides pain-free, nonsurgical outpatient radiation treatment of brain, colon, kidney, liver, lung, pancreatic and prostate cancers that might be inoperable. 

But what sets the CHRISTUS Spohn Cancer Team apart is their commitment to healing patients in mind, body and spirit. Their patient-centered focus is at the heart of CHRISTUS Spohn’s Mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. 

“We walk this journey with our patients and treat them as family,” Enright added. “There is not an average patient experience here. Each individual is special.”

To learn more about the CHRISTUS Spohn Cancer Program, please visit: www.christusspohn.org/CancerCenter