Commission on Cancer (COC)

MCMC Celilo Cancer Center Accredited by Commission on CancerCelilo Cancer Center has earned the highest possible rating from the independent organization that surveys and evaluates cancer centers nationwide, The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.

Celilo earned the coveted Accreditation status, which indicates the center exceeded the CoC’s 36 standards of care and reporting. Celilo Cancer Center is one of only 14 accredited cancer centers in Oregon.

According to the Commission on Cancer, by choosing an Accredited Cancer Program like Celilo Cancer Center, you will receive:

  • Comprehensive cancer care and services
  • A multi-specialty team-approach to treatment
  • Clinical trials information
  • Access to cancer-related information, education and support
  • And, most importantly, “quality cancer care close to home.”


MCMC Celilo Cancer Center Accredited by NAPBCMid-Columbia Medical Center was the first Oregon hospital, and today is one of only seven in the state, to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for its Breast Center. We have been continuously accredited since September 24, 2009.

MCMC’s program offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to breast health that uses comprehensive services, expertise and resources. By integrating screening, early diagnosis, patient advocacy and treatment, The Breast Center at MCMC offers important resources for women along the entire health spectrum.

To earn accreditation, a breast health program must show a commitment to education, research, continuous quality improvement, community outreach and professional education. It also must provide access to comprehensive breast health resources, including education and support services, screening and diagnostic technology and medical and surgical expertise.