The community hospital Center of Excellence (COE) program is rooted in the belief that the best way to treat lung cancer is by providing coordinated, multidisciplinary care with the expertise of a nurse navigator. Approximately 80% of cancer patients seek treatment through their local, community hospitals. By forming a nationwide network, the Centers of Excellence program can ensure that lung cancer patients are receiving the highest quality of care close to home. The COE program currently reaches thousands of patients across the country and is continuing to grow and have impact. There is no fee or cost involved in becoming a COE as these programs and resources are funded by the generous donors of ALCF and through ALCF fundraising efforts.
As a member of the COE program, ALCF partners with your hospital to provide patient education and support services directly to your staff and patient community. The COE program helps your multidisciplinary team have even more reach and impact. By becoming a member of the COE program your team will have access to:
Thinking about becoming a COE?
ALCF identifies hospitals that meet rigorous qualifying criteria and works closely with COE hospital staff to ensure the highest quality of care with a patient-centric approach. This multidisciplinary care model includes screening, molecular testing, non-invasive biopsy and surgical techniques, access to new therapies and clinical trials, and patient education and support.
How to Apply
Arrange an introductory conversation with [email protected] to walk through the process of becoming a COE which will include the following:
We are a COE, now what?
Onboarding! COE Onboarding includes the following: