It earned the "Certified quality breast cancer designation" the first in the state of Oregon.
Only 23 sites in the nation are reocgnized with this "seal of approval."
Dr. Linyee Chang is the Clinical Director of the St. Charles Cancer Center and is proud of the designation.
"If I were a patient and I cared about getting the best care, I would look for independently validated and verified centers to get the best quality care as opposed to just a label."
This deigination looked at such things as appointment scheduled to surgical treatment and patient outcomes.