Cancer Center Awards & Accreditations

AwardsRecognized and accredited by some of the top cancer organizations in the country, Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Colorado has been awarded for its many efforts in cancer care.

Chartrounds Project
Dr. Patricia Hardenbergh, the director of radiation oncology at Shaw Regional Cancer Center, was awarded a $1.35 million grant by the American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation® and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to improve cancer treatment for those living in rural areas. To learn more, read "Small Town, Big City Care." Dr. Hardenbergh also received the Clinical Excellence Award from Vail Valley Medical Center in 2012.

American College of Surgeons Commission On Cancer
Shaw Regional Cancer Center was awarded the esteemed three-year Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation with commendation, the highest level that can be achieved by the survey. Established by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standards-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

The American College of Radiology
Breast Center of Excellence SealSonnenalp Breast Center is an American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. ACR is the country's FDA-approved accrediting body for mammography, and Center of Excellence seal is the highest accreditation achievable by breast imaging centers. We are fully accredited in:

•    Mammography
•    Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
•    Breast Ultrasound
•    Breast Ultrasound Biopsy

The Mammography Quality Standards Act
Sonnenalp Breast Center fulfills The Mammography Quality Standards Act, which requires mammography facilities across the nation to meet uniform quality standards.