(FLINT, MI) The American College of Radiology (ACR) has awarded Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute a full, three-year accreditation for its radiation oncology services. The ACR conducted an intensive on site survey to determine if the institute met the high standards set by the national organization.
Receiving the gold seal of approval from the ACR represents the highest level of quality and patient safety possible. Only facilities meeting the specific practice guidelines and technical standards of ACR earn accreditation. Board certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists conduct the on site survey. They review patient care, safety and outcomes; patient satisfaction scores; treatment planning and appropriateness of treatment; qualifications of the cancer institute’s personnel; the facility’s equipment; quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
Surveyors also toured Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute and interviewed the medical director, the medical physicist, managers and other key personnel. They also reviewed patient records, quality improvement programs, peer review activities, and policies and procedures.
Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute must maintain continuous quality and practice improvement throughout the three-year accreditation period.
The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting organization. The organization has awarded full accreditation to only 700 facilities in the US.
“We are very proud to announce we received this gold seal of approval from the American College of Radiology,” reports Suzy Hosler, executive director of the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute. “Accreditation assures the community they are in the most capable hands when seeking our center for treatment. We not only met the high standards set by the ACR, but we exceeded them.”
From aggressive prevention programs and early detection services to the application of leading edge diagnostics and treatment techniques, the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute brings patients the hope of a brighter tomorrow. For more information, visit www.ghci.org.