• American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation

  • Penrose Cancer Center Earns American College of Radiology Accreditation

    January, 2014

    Colorado Springs, CO - Penrose Cancer 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). The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety and 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.ACRRadOncSeal.jpg

    During the accreditation process, 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.

    This honor complements Penrose Cancer Center's comprehensive cancer program, which includes traditional oncology services along with nurse navigation, research and clinical trials,  genetic counseling, nutrition and fitness programs, multidisciplinary conferences and more.

    Penrose Cancer Center and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services' other distinctions  include:  American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), one of HealthGrades America's 50 Best Hospitals and ANCC Magnet Recognition. In 2003, Penrose Cancer Center was also the first program in the state to receive ACR accreditation.   

    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. It 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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