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Breast Surgeon Pamela Scott, MD, FACS, a Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP) at The Chester County Hospital, recently received an Outstanding Performance Award for going above and beyond the scope of the normal duties of serving as a liaison between the cancer program and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). As a CoC Cancer Liaison Physician, Dr. Scott is serving a three-year appointment and is one of 39 Cancer Liaison Physicians named as a recipient of this award.
Dr. Scott is Medical Director of the Women';s Specialty Center and the Breast Health Program at The Chester County Hospital. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. After completing her surgical residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, she joined their staff as the Director of Trauma Service and worked in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit before moving to West Chester where she became a member of the medical staff of The Chester County Hospital, where she has been an active member of the medical community for 25 years. Dr. Scott is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a charter member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
The provision of comprehensive breast care has been a professional passion of Dr. Scott';s since joining The Chester County Hospital Medical Staff in 1984. Under her care, women have access to the diagnosis and treatment and follow up of breast conditions in a personalized setting. The Women';s Specialty Center was conceived, designed and developed by women for women. At the Center, they are provided with timely scheduling, consultation, diagnosis, and surgery, if needed. Her goals are to continue to promote breast health and to improve the support and services for women at high risk for breast cancer.
As a Cancer Liaison Physician, Dr. Scott is responsible for spearheading CoC initiatives within the Hospital';s cancer program; collaborating with local agencies, such as the American Cancer Society; and facilitating quality improvement initiatives utilizing data submitted to the CoC';s National Cancer Database (NCDB).
The award is given to recognize liaison physicians'; work in developing and/or implementing an idea(s) that improved the quality of care delivered at their facilities; directly contributing to the accreditation status of their cancer programs; exceeding the expectations set forth for CLPs to strengthen the cancer programs; demonstrating leadership and support for cancer control activities in their communities and with the ACS; or serving as role models for other staff and exhibiting characteristics that truly make them physician champions for their cancer programs. The awardees will be recognized at the Cancer Liaison Program breakfast, held during the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress this coming October in Washington, DC.
The March of Dimes Pennsylvania Chapter honored Dr. Scott with the 2010 Achievement Award for Excellence in the Field of Health. This presentation took place during the 21st Annual Salute to Chester County Women of Achievement Awards Dinner, which recognized women in the fields of public service, health and business.
Last Updated: 12/6/2010