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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Achieves National Distinction for Lung and Esophageal Cancer Programs

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What You Need to Know

Jersey Shore University Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® – Lung Cancer Accreditation and Esophageal Cancer Accreditation.

The medical center was the first in the state to achieve Lung Cancer Accreditation in 2018 and the first and only in the nation to achieve Esophageal Cancer Accreditation. This is the second renewal for Jersey Shore University Medical Center since 2018, when it was awarded both accreditations.

Thoracic Surgeon Thomas L. Bauer II, M.D., chair of Surgery and chief of Thoracic Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, led the team of Joint Commission reviewers during their rigorous, unannounced onsite review earlier this year. 

The team evaluated the lung cancer and esophageal cancer programs’ compliance with quality standards in such areas as infection prevention and control, environment of care and anesthesia management, among other areas.

About the Joint Commission Gold Seal

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

For more information about The Joint Commission, visit here.

For more information about Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s cancer services, visit To make an appointment with a physician, call 833-CANCER-MD.