Published May 01 2010
MeritCare receives national cancer awardFor the second consecutive year, the MeritCare Roger Maris Cancer Center of Fargo has been named recipient of the 2009 Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award.
The commission, a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients, recognizes programs that strive for excellence in providing care to cancer patients and represent high marks in cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, research, community outreach and quality improvement.
Of more than 400 programs surveyed nationwide, only 18 percent were recognized. MeritCare Roger Maris Cancer Center is one of only four programs recognized in the North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota region.