The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has awarded its 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award to CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, for its cancer program that exceeded the nationally recognized standards for the delivery of quality cancer care to its patients. This recognition was only earned by 49 accredited cancer programs in the nation, and CentraState Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to receive this award in 2019. The purpose of the award is to raise the bar on quality cancer care, with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness about quality care choices among cancer patients and their loved ones. CentraState’s cancer program earned the award after being evaluated on 34 cancer program standards categorized within four cancer program activity areas, including cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services and quality improvement. The program was also evaluated on commendation standards and was given commendation on all seven of the seven commendation standards.
Brandon Eldershaw, healthy aging wellness coach at CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, has been appointed to the New Jersey Caregiver Task Force by Gov. Phil Murphy. The task force was established in 2018 to identify the characteristics of caregivers and caregiver support services offered in New Jersey while providing recommendations for growth and improvement in these services. Eldershaw graduated from Rowan University in 2018 and joined CentraState. He creates specialized programming and works with community organizations to help educate and equip seniors with the skills and opportunities to age healthily. He is pursuing a graduate degree in wellness and lifestyle management at Rowan.