Accredited Cancer Program
You don't have to go off island for high quality cancer care. The accredited Cancer Program at Whidbey General features noted medical oncologists, state-of-the-art treatments and a compassionate, experienced interdisciplinary team. Learn more about our people and the services we provide.
The mission of the Whidbey General Cancer Program is to ensure compassionate, coordinated cancer care for patients and their families. An interdisciplinary team of health care providers, allied health professionals and support staff works together to promote patient-centered care and evidence based-practice, while maintaining high quality care based on national standards.
Our Cancer Program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, which accredits only about one in four hospitals. Accreditation by the Commission on Cancer recognizes the quality of comprehensive cancer care at a facility and offers a commitment that you will have access to medical specialists who are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Our Cancer Committee, a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, patient care and support staff, works closely with the Commission on Cancer with the goal of helping patients and family members meet treatment goals.
The Commission on Cancer honored Whidbey General pediatrician Dr. Gabriel Barrio in 2010 with the Outstanding Physician Liaison Award for his excellent work in cancer care on Whidbey Island. He was one of 39 recipients out of 1,600 physicians who served as liaisons to the Commission on Cancer nationwide.
“I am so proud of our hospital. I am spreading the word—there is no need to leave this island for exemplary care.”
- Patient whose chemotherapy was transferred to Whidbey General from a Seattle hospital
Receiving care at a Commission on Cancer-accredited program esures you will receive:
- Quality care close to home
- Comprehensive care offering a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment
- A multi-specialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options available to cancer patients
- Access to cancer-related information, education, and support
- A cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results, and offers lifelong patient follow-up
- Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care
- Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
After our most recent survey, we received commendations in the following areas:
- Outcome Analysis
- Clinical Trial Accrual
- Prevention and Early Detection
- Cancer Registry Staff Education
- Cancer Related Improvements
Facing a Cancer Diagnosis?
You are not alone. For treatment and support, please call the Medical Ambulatory Care (MAC) clinic at Whidbey General at 360-678-7624 or 360-321-5173.