Maury Regional Cancer Center has been awarded another three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology, also known as radiation therapy, is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to destroy cancer cells or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain.
“I am pleased to announce this exciting news from the American College of Radiology,” said Administrative Director of Oncology Services Dana Salters. “This is the third time the Maury Regional Cancer Center has earned a three-year term of accreditation from the ACR, which is a testament to the world-class care our physicians and staff provide for our patients right here in Columbia.”
The comprehensive Maury Regional Cancer Center consists of a multidisciplinary team of physicians and clinical staff who are committed to providing state-of-the-art care for cancer patients. In addition to radiation oncologists, the Cancer Center team includes physician specialists in medical oncology and hematology as well as simulation technologists, dosimetrists, physicists, radiation therapists and nurses. In addition to this accreditation from the ACR, the Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
“The physicians and staff at the Maury Regional Cancer Center are committed to ensuring our patients receive outstanding care that meets rigorous national standards in clinical quality and patient safety as demonstrated by this reaccreditation from the American College of Radiology,” said Maury Regional Health CEO Alan Watson. “I am appreciative of this entire team and commend them on their professional and clinical excellence.”
The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body with more than 700 accredited sites and 30 years of accreditation experience. The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific practice guidelines and technical standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and expert medical physicists. During the accreditation process, reviewers assess patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs before sharing their findings with the ACR Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
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