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Press Releases

Holy Name Medical Center Earns ACR-ASTRO Accreditation

Date: 5/10/2011

Department of Radiation Oncology recognized for highest level of quality and patient safety

Teaneck, NJ - Holy Name Medical Center 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 (radiation therapy) is the precisely-targeted use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer and to relieve cancer-related pain.

The ACR-ASTRO seal of accreditation awarded to Holy Name Medical Center 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. Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR-ASTRO Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

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.