|Penn Radiation Oncology at Kennedy Earns ACR Re-accreditation|
|Monday, March 14, 2011|
Penn Radiation Oncology at the Kennedy Cancer Center in Washington Township, NJ, was recently awarded a three-year term of re-accreditation as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Kennedy Health System is currently the only healthcare system in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties that is a member of the Penn Cancer Network.
The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance program. The surveyors report their finding to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs for focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.