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Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation

06/22/2017

Santa Rosa, CA June ___, 2017 — Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH) and Saint Joseph Health Medical Group have just earned a three-year accreditation in radiation oncology from the American College of Radiology (ACR). SRMH is the first hospital in Sonoma County to receive this prestigious designation.

The ACR seal of accreditation attests that SRMH has met the highest standards for quality and patient safety in radiation oncology. The accreditation surveyors assessed Round Barn Radiation Oncology Center and Lynch Creek Radiation Oncology Center during their visit in May. Both facilities are a service of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and a part of St. Joseph Health Regional Cancer Care. The comprehensive review included protocols in patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

“Our ACR accreditation represents over two years of work by many different individuals,” says Fred David, MD, Co-Medical Director for Radiation Oncology. “We are very pleased that our patients will have the extra assurance of high quality care as acknowledged by our ACR accreditation.”

Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure 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 650 accredited sites, and 29 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.

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.

About St. Joseph Health Regional Cancer Care

St. Joseph Health, Sonoma County (including Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and Petaluma Valley Hospital) and providers from St. Joseph Health Medical Group (formerly Annadel Medical Group) have collaborated as St. Joseph Health Regional Cancer Care, which offers patients a comprehensive spectrum of cancer treatment. From early detection and diagnosis, to after care (survivorship care) patients receive exceptional care throughout their entire cancer journey. Services include screening and diagnostics, imaging, medical oncology, radiation oncology, high risk program, primary care oncology and survivorship care, genetic cancer risk evaluation and genetic testing, clinical trials and research, patient navigation, rehabilitation, surgery, and multiple support service. To learn more about all of the services offered please visit www.stjoesonoma.org/cancer.

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