Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare’s Radiation Oncology Program Receives ACR Accreditation
ELMHURST - Elmhurst Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that its radiation oncology program has received accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR), which will be in effect from March 28, 2013 through March 31, 2016. Elmhurst Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in DuPage County with an ACR-accredited radiation oncology program.
“This is a wonderful accomplishment and truly reflects the quality of care provided by the entire team in radiation oncology,” stated Jean Lydon, R.N., associate vice president of Patient Care Services and director of Oncology Services for Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare.
In order to receive this ACR accreditation, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital’s personnel, equipment, treatment planning and treatment records, as well as patient safety policies, quality control/quality assessment activities must undergo a rigorous assessment.
ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted accrediting body in radiation oncology. A facility that achieves ACR accreditation demonstrates to its patients, communities, payers and referring physicians that it is fully committed to providing the highest quality care.
Effectively treating cancer requires access to the latest technology and a commitment to treating the whole person, not just an illness. Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare’s radiation oncology program provides the compassion patients expect from a community hospital with the expertise of one of the foremost providers of radiation oncology care in the Chicago area.
To learn more about our radiation oncology program and other cancer programs, visit www.EMHC.org.
About Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare
Founded in 1926, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital today is Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, a comprehensive health system with multiple locations and services designed to enhance the health of the communities and customers we serve. In June 2011, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare opened a new, state-of-the-art acute care hospital. With 259 private patient rooms, a modern emergency department and technologically advanced surgical suites, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital incorporates the latest trends in healthcare facility design and is home to some of the area’s most advanced technology. For more information about Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, please call CareMatch, our physician referral line, at (331) 221-2273, or visit our website at www.emhc.org.