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ACR Accreditation in Radiation Oncology Granted to Tri-State Radiation Oncology Centers at Evansville Cancer Center and Deaconess Chancellor Center for Oncology

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Tri-State Radiation Oncology Centers, providing services at Evansville Cancer Center and Deaconess Chancellor Center for Oncology, recently became the first cancer centers in southwestern Indiana to be awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with over 500 accredited sites, and 25 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 then provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

“ACR’s accreditation of Evansville Cancer Center/Vantage Oncology and Deaconess Chancellor Center for Oncology is a credit to our dedicated team of nurses, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, physicists and radiation oncologists who are committed to providing outstanding radiation therapy treatments to our cancer patients,” said Jon D. Frazier, M.D., radiation oncologist and medical director of Tri-State Radiation Oncology Centers. “We are extremely proud to have received this accreditation and will continue to hold ourselves to an extremely high standard so that our patients receive high quality cancer care.”

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 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 health care services.

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