Leesburg, VA – (November 15, 2011) – Inova Loudoun Hospital, Mary Elizabeth Miller Radiation Oncology 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) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Inova Loudoun is the first hospital in Northern Virginia to receive the designation. There are only 257 accredited radiation oncology sites nationwide and only 10 accredited sites in Virginia.
“This achievement recognizes the highest quality and hard work of our team,” says Punam Dutt, director of Radiation Oncology at Inova Loudoun Hospital.
The ACR-ASTRO 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 and ASTRO 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.
“Patients and family members cared for at Inova Loudoun Hospital can be certain that their treatment will be done at a facility that has met the highest level of quality and radiation safety,” commented Susan Carroll, VP, Oncology Services, Inova Health System.
The Radiation Oncology Center at Inova Loudoun Hospital offers a comprehensive cancer program from diagnosis, surgery and treatment, to helpful education and support programs. There are a variety of free educational classes, support groups and complimentary therapy programs including pet therapy, yoga, art therapy and relaxation workshops for patients and their care givers.
For more information about the Mary Elizabeth Miller Radiation Oncology Center, visit inova.org/memroc or call 703-858-8850.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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. ASTRO is a professional organization serving more than 10,000 radiation oncologists, medical physicists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of cancer patients.
Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for nearly 100 years, is part of Inova Health System, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Visit us on the web at www.inova.org/ilh