The Karen Olbis Radiation Oncology Center at CentraState Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of reaccreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to treat cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain.
The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with over 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 developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. 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 Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
“We are extremely proud to once again earn ACR accreditation as we continue to keep pace with technological and clinical advances while emphasizing the highest standards of patient care,” says Barry Asch, assistant vice president, Cancer Care Services, CentraState Healthcare System. “This highly regarded designation affirms our commitment of providing the most personalized care and highest quality radiation oncology services to all of our cancer patients.”
A vital component of the Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState, the Karen Olbis Radiation Oncology Center is staffed by radiation oncology experts—trained at leading academic cancer centers—working in collaboration with pathologists, hematologists, oncologists, surgeons and other cancer specialists. They provide the most advanced treatments available, including proton therapy. Patients are also offered support services, including access to Cancer Navigators, and survivorship services such as yoga and meditation, palliative care, and support groups. The ACR accreditation of the Karen Olbis Radiation Oncology Center will continue through April 2022.
The Statesir Cancer Center is also accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) for quality excellence and designated as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program. For more information about all of the cancer services offered, visit centrastatecancercenter.com or call (855) 411-CANCER.