Published On: 04/20/2017
Chesapeake Urology’s Prostate Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Jeff Zemencik, Director of the Prostate Center says, “Accreditation by the American College of Radiology inspires a high level of confidence for our patients, referring physicians and managed care organizations, and assures that only the highest quality of care is being provided at Chesapeake Urology.”
The American College of Radiology, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with over 500 accredited sites, and 29 years of accreditation experience. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR's Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report for continuous practice improvement.
The Prostate Center’s successful accreditation follows an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained board-certified physicians and medical physicists who evaluate all aspects of the program to be sure it meets the rigorous requirements set by the association.
"The ACR accreditation demonstrates our continued pledge to build the strongest prostate cancer treatment program while providing a superior patient experience every time," added Zemencik.
ACR accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. The accreditation process assesses the overall quality of the center, including personnel, equipment, quality assurance (QA) activities, and ultimately the quality of patient care. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR.
"This recognition is a tribute to the expertise of our entire team who work collaboratively to ensure that we deliver state-of-the-art, highest-quality care to our patients," said Zemencik.
Kudos to the Chesapeake Urology Prostate Center team: Dr. Robert Brookland, Dr. Sylwester Dziuba, Dr. Richard Hudes, Dr. Geoffrey Neuner; Physicist, Pat Glennon; Dosimetrist, Paul Henley; Radiation Therapists Shawn Campbell, Heidi Poore, Nicki Tooks, Jen Zanti, Christina Welsh, Paul Henley, and Pat Glennon; and staff Jeff Zemencik, Liz Davis and Mary Delawder.
The Prostate Center provides non-invasive, radiation therapy to prostate cancer patients.