May 18, 2016
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health today announced two of its radiation oncology centers have been granted three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology for providing the highest level of quality and patient safety in radiation oncology. The centers recognized include Menorah Medical Center and Research Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider.
“Our facilities chose to participate in a voluntary, rigorous review process to ensure we are providing the highest quality radiation oncology services to patients throughout our region,” says HCA Midwest Health President M.L. Lagarde III. “Receiving ACR accreditation recognizes our mission of the care and improvement of human life, and also improving the patient experience through our comprehensive radiation oncology services.”
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professionals of radiological care, which is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. The ACR’s accreditation program assesses a facility’s personnel, equipment, treatment planning, treatment records, patient-safety policies and quality control. Throughout the HCA Sarah Cannon Cancer Network, there are 18 sites with ACR accreditation.
“Sarah Cannon continues to be at the forefront of cancer care in the region, and this accreditation is one more step in recognizing the quality of care provided,” says Brad Koffman, M.D., Radiation Oncologist at Menorah Medical Center.
“HCA Midwest Health has long been recognized for strong physician leadership and clinical excellence in cancer care delivery and this accreditation is a testament to that work,” says John Sheldon, M.D., Radiation Oncologist at Research Medical Center.
The Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health is anchored by its four accredited hospitals—Belton Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center and Research Medical Center—and complemented by cancer programs at Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center, as well as numerous cancer care outreach sites located in surrounding communities. Patients don’t need to leave the comfort of their community hospitals in order to receive top cancer care. Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health offers innovative clinical research trials, tumor profiling to genetically target each patient’s unique cancer type, as well as patient navigation, genetic counseling and the most advanced treatment and technology available.