UK Markey Cancer Center gets outstanding achievement award

Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center at UK
The Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky is one of 16 accredited cancer programs nationwide to receive the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

The award is intended to recognize those cancer programs that achieve excellence meeting the commission's standards; motivate other cancer programs to work toward improving their level of quality cancer care; facilitate dialogue between award recipients and health care professionals at other cancer facilities for the purpose of sharing best practices; and encourage honorees to serve as quality care resources to other cancer programs, according to a University of Kentucky news release.

"I'm incredibly proud of the efforts our physicians, nurses, and other medical staff put in on a daily basis," Dr. Mark Evers, director of the center, said in the release. "This latest national award is another recognition of the hard work that goes on here, and the top-tier care we're able to offer patients from the Commonwealth and beyond."

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report named Markey one of the top 50 cancer programs in the nation. Additionally, Markey received a prestigious National Cancer Institute designation in 2013 and is up for renewal of this designation in 2018.

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