FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 23, 2013
Contact: Angela L. Yu
Media Relations Manager
TROY, NY – August 23, 2013 – The Cancer Treatment Center at Samaritan Hospital – an affiliate of St. Peter’s Health Partners, the region’s largest and most comprehensive health system – has been awarded the prestigious American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) Accreditation in Radiation Oncology.
To achieve the three-year accreditation award, the facility had to undergo rigorous peer reviews, including reviews of patient care, safety practices and technology; as well as several months of on-site visits evaluating a wide range of factors from staffing to quality assurance, safety and work processes.
Accreditation is a voluntary process in which professional peers identify standards indicative of a quality practice. An audit is conducted to assure that the strict standards are followed.
The American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) strives to ensure the highest quality care for radiation therapy patients and promote success in the practice of radiation oncology through education, responsible socioeconomic advocacy, and integration of science and technology into clinical practice. For more information, please visit www.acro.org.
St. Peter’s Health Partners was created on October 1, 2011 by the merger of Northeast Health, St. Peter’s Health Care Services and Seton Health. The merger created the region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation and senior services. These state-of-the-art services and programs are provided through Albany Memorial Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany; Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady; as well as The Eddy system of continuing care and The Community Hospice. The new organization has 12,500 employees at more than 165 locations in seven counties of northeastern New York. St. Peter’s Health Partners is the region’s largest private employer and has an annual budget of $1.2 billion. For more information, please visit www.SPHP.com.
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