Cancer Center Earns ACR Reaccreditation

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The Cancer Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health has once again been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

To achieve ACR reaccreditation, the Cancer Center was the subject of a voluntary peer-review evaluation, during which time board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists surveyed the Center’s patient care and treatment; patient safety; personnel qualifications; adequacy of facility equipment; quality control procedures; and quality assurance programs. ACR accreditation is only earned by those facilities meeting specific practice guidelines and technical standards.

“As an ACR-accredited site, the Cancer Center demonstrates its ability to provide the highest level of quality and safety when caring for patients needing radiation oncology, which is radiation therapy used to cure cancer or relieve a patient’s pain,” comments Brian Leutner, director of oncology services, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.

Phillip Sawyer, MS, DABR, lead medical physicist and radiation safety officer, adds, “ACR accreditation is a rigorous process that assures our Radiation Oncology program meets high standards for quality and safety in both the medical and technical aspects.”

Information about the Cancer Program at UM Shore Regional Health can be found at umshoreregional.org.

 

 

 

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