For Immediate Release
Director of Media Relations and Community Affairs
FOUR FACILTIES WITHIN SARAH CANNON CANCER INSTITUTE AT HEALTHONE SYSTEM RECEIVE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY ACCREDITATION FOR RADIATION ONCOLOGY
DENVER, COLO., May 5, 2016 – Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HealthONE today announced four of its radiation oncology centers have been granted three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for providing the highest level of quality and patient safety in radiation oncology. The centers recognized include HealthONE Radiation Oncology at Red Rocks in Golden, Rose Medical Center in Denver, Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree and Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo.
“Our facilities chose to participate in a voluntary, rigorous review process to ensure we are providing the highest quality radiation oncology services to patients throughout our region,” said Sylvia Young, President and CEO of HealthONE.
“Receiving ACR accreditation recognizes our commitment to quality, safety, and the patient experience through our comprehensive radiation oncology services.”
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professionals of radiological care which is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. The ACR’s accreditation program assesses a facility’s personnel, equipment, treatment-planning, treatment records, patient-safety policies and quality control. Throughout the HCA Sarah Cannon Cancer Network, there are 18 sites with ACR accreditation.
For more information on Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HealthONE and its oncology services, please visit Sarah Cannon, Denver.
About Sarah Cannon
Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs address every aspect of cancer care from diagnosis through survivorship, including individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, approximately 1,000 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, as well as access to more than 500 clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center. To learn more about Sarah Cannon, visit sarahcannon.com.
HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees. As part of the HealthONE family, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical
Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care. In addition, our family of services includes six hospital free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region.