Livewell Minute: John Stoddard Commission on Cancer

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John Stoddard Cancer Center, part of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines continues to lead the way for Iowans and has been recognized for its quality cancer care.  As a 2013 recipient of the Commission on Cancer's Outstanding Achievement Award, John Stoddard is the only cancer center in Iowa to have received this award and is in the top 15 percent of cancer centers in the United States.

Seven standards form the basis of the Outstanding Achievement award and they are drawn from six areas of program activity.  These areas include cancer committee leadership, cancer date management, clinical management, research, community outreach, and quality improvement.

Carma Herring, Executive Director John Stoddard Cancer Center says, "We are proud of our dedicated staff and team of professionals providing the best care in the country right here in Iowa.  We pride ourselves on care, compassion and a level of care unmatched by anyone in Iowa here at Stoddard."

Our high standard of care comes from decades of research, cancer treatment experience and technological superiority.  As cancer survival rates increase, our team remains focused on providing the most advanced and comprehensive care to our patients.