MSHA Cancer Center earns accreditation
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JOHNSON CITY - The Regional Cancer Center at Johnson City Medical Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The award focuses on quality, reflecting the Cancer Center's "quality care close to home." Mark Serago, MSHA assistant vice president of Oncology Services, said there are nine classifications in which accreditation may be granted. "We achieved the accreditation in the teaching hospital cancer program, which is in conjunction with the Quillen College of Medicine. The Regional Cancer Center at JCMC is the only center that has been recognized at this level of achievement in our region. And we received a commendation, the highest level a cancer program can achieve," Serago said. Two additional quality measures have recently been achieved by the Regional Cancer Center at JCMC: The Cancer Center is part of the Governor's Quality Award and the Quality Award winner named by the American Cancer Society. The Regional Cancer Center program has one of only five St. Jude Regional Affiliate clinics in the country, and it is the only regional cancer program affiliated with Vanderbilt, Harvard and Massachusetts General hospitals. Serago said the Cancer Center has a long history of accreditation. "The first time it was accredited was in 1947, and it is the first Cancer Center in the region to achieve accreditation."
Baker Donelson law firm recognized
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JOHNSON CITY - The marketing department of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has been ranked among the top in the country by "Marketing the Law Firm," a national newsletter published by Law Journal Newsletters. In "The Second Annual Marketing the Law Firm 50: The Top Law Firms in Marketing and Communications," Baker Donelson was ranked number 11 on the list of 50 law firm marketing departments, receiving recognition for the creation and implementation of two attorney training programs. The "Marketing the Law Firm 50" list was published in the December 2006 issue of "Marketing the Law Firm."