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Wilmot Cancer Center Radiation Oncology Gets Prestigious Accreditation

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center’s Department of Radiation Oncology recently received accreditation from the American College of Radiology for demonstrating high practice standards and quality care.

The three-year accreditation follows an extensive evaluation by physicians and medical physicists who evaluated operations, facilities and credentials of faculty and clinical staff. 

“This is a prestigious accreditation that demonstrates our excellence in the field,” said Paul Okunieff, M.D., chair of Radiation Oncology. “We underwent a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to the team of surveyors that our programs achieve the highest standards.”

The American College of Radiology is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic-interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology, and the deliver of comprehensive health care services.

The Department of Radiation Oncology has a long tradition of excellence and innovation, as a founder of the field of radiation therapy, Philip Rubin, M.D., was an original chair of the department.  Each year, the faculty and staff provide more than 40,000 procedures at the Wilmot Cancer Center.


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