Radiation Oncology Program Earns National Accreditation
Milwaukee, WI (July 20, 2009) – Following an intensive survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR), The Medical College of Wisconsin radiation oncology program has been accredited for its fourth consecutive three-year term. Just 10 percent of the nation’s radiation oncology practices achieve this distinction. The radiation oncology program serves Froedtert Hospital; Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls; Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center; and St.Catherine’s Hospital, Kenosha.
“Consistently earning this important accreditation confirms the high standard of care we provide,” said J. Frank Wilson, MD, radiation oncologist and director of Froedtert & The Medical College Adult Clinical Cancer Services. “ACR accreditation is a widely recognized measure of quality care.” Dr. Wilson is chairman and the Bernard and Miriam Peck Family Professor of Radiation Oncology.
The ACR review is conducted by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Both staff and equipment are evaluated to ensure they are fully qualified to provide safe, high-quality radiation therapy treatments. Receiving the accreditation means a radiation oncology facility has met the challenge of a rigorous independent review and follows nationally accepted standards of care.
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin combine the strengths of Froedtert Hospital and The Medical College of Wisconsin in an academic medical center that delivers advanced medical care. Froedtert & The Medical College are nationally recognized for exceptional physicians, research leadership, specialty expertise and state-of-the-science treatments and technology.
Author: Kathy Sieja
Date: July 20, 2009