Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC). To earn CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.


This results in improved patient care because as a CoC-accredited cancer center, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists.


“This accreditation means that patients at Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center at The Woodlands are receiving certified expert cancer care close to home,” said Krystle Riley, VP and Chief Operating Officer at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. “Patients can trust that when they see the Commission on Cancer accreditation associated with our cancer team, we have the highest caliber of professionals providing unparalleled care. It demonstrates that we provide the most comprehensive care available in Montgomery County to our patients.”


This accreditation demonstrates that Houston Methodist The Woodlands is dedicated to improving its quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care.


Another benefit to patients at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital comes in the form of access to information on clinical trials and new treatments and genetic counseling through this CoC partnership. Patient centered services include psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.


There are currently more than 1,500 CoC-accredited cancer programs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. When cancer patients choose to seek care locally at a CoC-accredited cancer center, they are gaining access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care close to home.