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Longmont United Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation

11-18-2016

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Kirsten Pfotenhauer
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Longmont United Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation

Longmont, CO —Longmont United Hospital, a Centura Health hospital, has been awarded an accreditation in radiation oncology, for the Hope Cancer Care Center’s outstanding patient care, as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain.

The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with over 650 accredited sites, and 29 years of accreditation experience. The ACR seal of accreditation acknowledges that Longmont United Hospital’s Hope Cancer Care Center provides the highest level of quality and patient safety for our radiation therapy. 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.

The Hope Cancer Care Center’s patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs were assessed. The findings were reported to the ACR Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation, which subsequently provides a comprehensive report to promote continuous practice improvement.

About the ACR

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.

About Longmont United Hospital

Longmont United Hospital is a non-profit community hospital with specialty areas in Women’s & Children's Services, Cardiology, Comprehensive Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Trauma Services, Transitional Care and Acute Medical Services. It offers quality in-patient and out-patient healthcare services including Physician Services and a 24-hour Emergency Department. The Emergency Department is a Level III trauma center that has the capacity to treat approximately 45,000 patients each year. luhcares.org

About Centura Health

Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through its 17 hospitals,two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, it is making the region’s best health care accessible and affordable in every community it serves. Further information about Centura Health can be found at www.centura.org.

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