UofL Physicians doctors first in Louisville to receive radiation oncology accreditation

Published on November 22, 2011

The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and the American College of Radiology (ACR-ASTRO) has awarded full three-year accreditation to the University of Louisville Physicians radiation oncology practice at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

According to the ACR-ASTRO, the radiation oncology accreditation program provides radiation oncologists with third-party, impartial peer review and evaluation of patient care. The practice’s personnel, equipment, treatment planning and treatment records, as well as patient safety policies, quality control/quality assessment activities are assessed.

The ACR-ASTRO Committee for Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation directs the program. The accreditation process, designed to promote quality and be educational in nature, includes an on-site survey performed by board certified radiation oncologists and board certified medical physicists.

“This accreditation program demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality care,” said Dr. Shiao Woo, UofL Physicians physician and chair of the department of radiation oncology at UofL. “We are confident that we can provide patients at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center with the most advanced, research-enhanced care available anywhere.”

ACR-ASTRO representatives conducted an on-site inspection at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in September. The full three-year accreditation is the highest level accreditation awarded by the joint committee.