The Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology after a review by the American College of Radiology.
The safe delivery of radiation therapy requires the coordinated efforts of the entire radiation oncology team, and we take pride in our commitment to patient safety and comfort, which contributes to the overall positive experience, Sandi Cassese, MSN, RN, CNS, vice president of oncology services for Health Quest, said in a news release. This accreditation is a testament to our role as a leader in high-quality cancer care in the Hudson Valley.
Health Quest is a nonprofit integrated family of hospitals and healthcare providers that includes Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y., and Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, N.Y., as well as other affiliates.
The Dyson Center for Cancer Care has been accredited by ACR since 2000.
The ACR is the nations oldest radiation oncology accrediting body, with more than 600 accredited sites and 27 years of accreditation experience, according to the release. The ACR seal of accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting specific practice guidelines and technical standards.
Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed.