Local doctor appointed to cancer commission at Whidbey General Hospital
February 3, 2012 · 7:04 AM
Amy Picco, Doctor of Osteopathy, of Freeland, recently received a three-year appointment as cancer liaison physician for the cancer program at Whidbey General Hospital. Cancer liaison physicians are an integral part of cancer programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Picco is among a national network of more than 1,600 volunteer physicians who are responsible for providing leadership and direction to establish, maintain and support their facilities’ cancer program.
The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of 50 professional organizations dedicated to improving the survival and quality of life for cancer patients. The Commission achieves its goal through standard-setting, cancer prevention, research, educational activities, as well as monitoring comprehensive quality care. Its membership includes national organizations representing the full spectrum of cancer care and Fellows of the American College of Surgeons.
Picco, who has a significant interest in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with malignant diseases, is a member of the multidisciplinary cancer committee at Whidbey General Hospital, an institution which is dedicated to facilitating the delivery of comprehensive quality cancer care.