SSM Health recently announced that five SSM Health hospitals in the St. Louis region have been designated Screening Centers of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance for their ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening through careful use of low-dose CT scans.
Designated Screening Centers of Excellence are committed to provide clear information based on current evidence on who is a candidate for lung cancer screening, and to comply with comprehensive standards based on best practices developed by professional bodies such as the American College of Radiology (ACR), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) for controlling screening quality, radiation dose and diagnostic procedures within an experienced, multi-disciplinary clinical setting.
The five SSM Health hospitals recognized by the Lung Cancer Alliance were:
- SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – St. Charles
- SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake St. Louis
- SSM Health DePaul Hospital
- SSM Health St. Clare Hospital
- SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital
The Lung Cancer Alliance is a U.S. national nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote lung cancer awareness, reduce lung cancer mortality, and end the stigma associated with lung cancer.
Congratulations to SSM Health on this prestigious designation. St. Louis CyberKnife is proud to be part of a health system that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the patients in our communities.
To find out more about lung cancer screening, SSM Health encourages people to take a free online risk assessment.
For more information on the Lung Cancer Alliance, please click here.