TriStar Centennial
August 15, 2016

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Centennial Medical Center has been granted three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for providing the highest level of quality and patient safety in radiation oncology. Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Centennial Medical Center has been accredited by the professional medical society since 2013.

Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to treat cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain.

“TriStar Centennial Medical Center chose to participate in a voluntary, rigorous review process to ensure we are providing the highest quality radiation oncology services to those facing cancer in our region,” said D. Edward Hunt, MD, radiation oncologist at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. “Achieving full accreditation for the second time reaffirms our commitment to offering comprehensive treatment that is of the highest and safest caliber for our patients.”

By choosing Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, patients have access to:

  • A facility that has voluntarily undergone a rigorous review process to ensure it meets or exceeds nationally-accepted standards of care;
  • Personnel that are well-qualified through education and certification, to perform and interpret medical images and administer radiation therapy treatments; and\
  • Equipment appropriate for the tests or treatments one will receive, and meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines

“This accreditation is a true testament to the level of dedication and exceptional performance by the radiation oncology team here at Sarah Cannon,” said Heather Rohan, President and CEO of TriStar Centennial Medical Center. “We are proud to have earned this distinction once again and will continue to build out our offering as an oncology center of choice.”

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 practitioners focused on medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services and is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body. Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation, which subsequently provides facilities with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous improvement. Visit the ACR's radiation oncology accreditation page for more information about the program.

About Sarah Cannon

Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 900 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, hundreds of clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center. To learn more about Sarah Cannon, visit sarahcannon.com.