Ochsner Cancer Institute: Awards & Recognition

Ochsner Cancer Programs Provide Award Winning Multidisciplinary Care Across Southeast Louisiana

U.S. News and World Report


The Ochsner Cancer Institute was recognized as High Performing by U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” awards in 2012 and 2013.

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. The rankings are based on a comprehensive evaluation of hard data, such as patient survival rates, patient safety data, nurse staffing, patient services and available technology, in addition to a reputational score based on surveyed physicians.

The U.S. News rankings set a benchmark for an exceptionally high level of performance, expertise and specialty care so that patients experience the best possible outcomes.

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Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at Ochsner Medical Center. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 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. 

CoC Ochsner Cancer InstituteBecause it is a CoC-accredited cancer center, Ochsner Medical Center 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 multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care. 

Established by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) in 1922, the multidisciplinary Commission on Cancer (CoC) establishes standards to ensure quality, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive cancer care delivery in health care settings; conducts surveys in health care settings to assess compliance with those standards; collects standardized data from CoC-accredited health care settings to measure cancer care quality; uses data to monitor treatment patterns and outcomes and enhance cancer control and clinical surveillance activities, and develops effective educational interventions to improve cancer prevention, early detection, cancer care delivery, and outcomes in health care settings. 

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Clinical Trials - Community Clinical Oncology Program

National Cancer Institute - Community Clinical Oncology Program Through the Ochsner Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical research trials from multiple collaborative groups.

In fact, Ochsner is currently the largest clinical research program in oncology in the New Orleans region, providing access to trials at our Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, Covington and Baptist sites with plans to expand into our other locations in the future.

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Top 100 

Ochsner Medical Center Named One of 100 Hospitals with Great Oncology Programs

Becker's Hospital Review has recognized Ochsner Medical Center on its list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.  Ochsner Medical Center is the only hospital in Louisiana to receive this award.

According to Becker's Hospital Review, the selected hospitals are on the cutting edge of cancer treatment, prevention and research. They were selected based on clinical accolades, quality care and contributions to the field of oncology. 

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FACT Accrediation


The Ochsner Medical Center Leukemia, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program has received internationally-recognized accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  By demonstrating compliance with the FACT-JACIE International Standards for Cellular Therapy Product Collection, Processing and Administration, Ochsner Medical Center has earned FACT Accreditation for adult autologous hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation; peripheral blood cellular therapy product collection; and cellular therapy product processing.

Ochsner is the only FACT-accredited site for adults in the state of Louisiana.

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Breast Cancer Center Accreditation

Breast Cancer AccreditationThe Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center at Ochsner Medical Center has again been granted a three year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. The Tansey Breast Center is the only breast cancer program in New Orleans accredited by the NAPBC.

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Radiology Center of Excellence

ACR accrediation Ochsner Cancer InstituteACR Breast Ultrasound Accrediation Ochsner Cancer

The radiation oncology program at Ochsner is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). 

The breast imaging program at Ochsner is also fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). 

The Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center at Ochsner has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by achieving accreditation in all breast imaging modalities.ACR Ochsner Breast Imaging Accrediation

  • The facility has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally accepted standards.
  • The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
  • The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive.
  • The facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.

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Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium Member

Ochsner is a member of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium (LCRC), a state-funded entity that supports cancer research. Other members of the LCRC include LSU, Tulane University and Xavier University of Louisiana. Read more.