Blood and Marrow Transplant Program Earns FACT Reaccreditation
By maintaining full compliance with rigorous, international standards set by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System has received reaccreditation for cellular therapy collection, processing and adult autologous transplantation. The inpatient BMT Program at the Lewis P. Batson, Jr. Cancer Care Center at ST. FRANCIS downtown has been fully accredited by FACT since 2001.
“FACT accreditation is the premier recognition of excellence in the field of cellular therapy,” said Mark Nantz, CEO, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. “This accreditation is highly respected by physicians as an indicator of organizations with clinical best practices and by insurers for overall levels of high quality care. FACT reaccreditation means that patients can be confident that when they come to Bon Secours St. Francis they are in good hands.”
FACT is the only accrediting organization that addresses all quality aspects of cellular therapy treatments: clinical care, donor management, cell collection, processing, storage/banking, transportation, administration, selection and release.
A Leader in Cancer Care
Bon Secours St. Francis is a leader in cancer care. The Blood Marrow Transplant Unit at the Lewis P. Batson, Jr. Cancer Care Center at ST. FRANCIS downtown was the first in the Upstate. Digital mammography—for better detection of breast abnormalities—was first introduced to the Greenville area at ST. FRANCIS eastside. In 2011, the fully accredited Pearlie Harris Breast Health Center opened. Less than one year later, the Mobile Mammography Coach was launched to take high-tech screenings and education beyond the walls of the hospital, extending the same compassionate patient care to all women—with or without insurance—in Greenville, Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.