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Thursday, January 17, 2013 - CentraState Cancer Program Consistently Recognized for High Standards

News Release

For Release:  January 17, 2013

Contact:         Karen Lippai, Public Relations & Marketing (732) 294-7080

CentraState cancer program consistently recognized for high standards

FREEHOLD—The American College of Radiology (ACR), a national organization that sets quality standards for radiation oncology, has reaccredited CentraState Medical Center’s Radiation Oncology Program for the fourth consecutive time since 2003, demonstrating a consistently high level of patient care in this program. The ACR accreditation process involves a third-party peer review and evaluation of patient care, staff, equipment, treatment planning and records, and patient safety and quality control activities.       

“We continue to keep pace with technological and clinical advances while emphasizing the highest standards of patient care, says Jan Dragotta, clinical director, Radiation Oncology.  In fact, “the ACR was impressed by our clinical documentation (completely electronic) as well as the quality of care we provide our patients. This highly regarded verification of our achievement from the ACR is significant to our team, the hospital and our patients.”  The ACR accreditation of the Center will continue through 2015.

CentraState’s Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer as a “Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program.”  This accreditation body sets standards for cancer care programs in the U.S., promoting a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. CentraState’s Cancer Program is an affiliate of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey’s Oncology Group (CINJOG), and an affiliate member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG).  Through this affiliation, we are able to access the latest breakthroughs in cancer research and clinical trials of the Cancer Trial Support Unit (CTSU) of the National Cancer Institute.

For more information about CentraState’s Cancer Program, call (855) 411-CANCER (855-411-2262) or visit centrastate.com.

CentraState Healthcare System is a non-profit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, three senior living centers, a health education and activities center, a family medicine residency program, and a charitable foundation.

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