Maury Regional Cancer Center earns ACR accreditation for radiation oncology


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — The Maury Regional Cancer Center has been awarded another three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology, also known as radiation therapy, is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer.

“This is the fourth time the Maury Regional Cancer Center has earned a three-year term of accreditation from the ACR,” Administrative Director of Oncology Services Dana Salters said. “It really is a testament to our physicians and staff and their dedication to providing our patients with the highest quality of care possible.”

The Maury Regional Cancer Center at Columbia Mall is a comprehensive treatment center that includes the clinical specialists, treatment technologies and support services needed by cancer patients and their family members. In addition to the accreditation from the ACR, the Cancer Center is also accredited by the Commission on Cancer.

Radiation treatments are delivered in the Maury Regional Cancer Center by a sophisticated team who utilize advanced technology to precisely deliver radiation while sparing healthy tissue. Radiation oncologists are complemented by a team that includes simulation technologists, dosimetrists, physicists, radiation therapists and nurses.

“Our team at the Maury Regional Cancer Center is committed to providing the best possible care to our patients,” said Maury Regional Health CEO Martin Chaney, MD. “I’m proud of the work they do to make sure our patients and their loved ones are cared for in every step of their battle with cancer.”

The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with over 700 accredited sites and 30 years of accreditation experience. The ACR 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 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. 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.

The ACR 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.

For more information on the cancer services offered at Maury Regional Health, including medical and radiation oncology, navigation services, screening options, support services and more, visit The Maury Regional Cancer Center is located at the Columbia Mall at 808 S. James Campbell Blvd. in Columbia.

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