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Abington Memorial Hospital’s Radiation Oncology Department Earns Safety/Quality Accreditation

April 17, 2012

After peer review by the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology, Abington Memorial Hospital’s Radiation Oncology Department is Awarded Three-Year Accreditation.

Abington, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012

The Rosenfeld Cancer Center at Abington Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Radiation oncology or radiation therapy is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist uses radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient´s pain.

The ACR-ASTRO 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 developed by ACR and ASTRO after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The following aspects of the program are assessed:

  •     Patient care and treatment
  •     Patient safety
  •     Personnel qualifications
  •     Adequacy of facility equipment
  •     Quality control procedures
  •     Quality assurance programs

“We are proud to be recognized for the highest level of quality and radiation safety in our industry,” said Scott Herbert, M.D., chief, Radiation Oncology, The Rosenfeld Cancer Center at Abington Memorial Hospital. “We couldn´t have achieved this designation without the team of experts we have taking care of our patients. Each staff member strives to do their absolute best with a focus on safety and quality.”

About the ACR and ASTRO

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive healthcare services. ASTRO is a

professional organization serving more than 10,000 radiation oncologists, medical physicists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of cancer patients.

About Abington Memorial Hospital

Abington Memorial Hospital is a 665-bed, acute care teaching hospital with a medical staff of more than 900 physicians and more than 5,600 employees. These professionals provide medical care and health services to residents of Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

A regional provider, Abington Memorial Hospital has the only Level II accredited trauma center in Montgomery County and offers highly specialized services in cardiac care, cancer care, neurosciences, orthopaedics and maternal/child health.

Contact:     Linda Millevoi

    215-481-8966

    lmillevoi(at)amh(dot)org

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