CEDAR RAPIDS (September 23, 2014) – Mercy Medical Center’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center has received full accreditation from the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).
“It is an honor to have obtained this accreditation from such a prestigious organization as the American College of Radiation Oncology. In the field of cancer care this group is the gold standard,” said Janet Merfeld, MD, radiation oncologist. “This is an affirmation of our long-standing commitment to providing the highest level of radiation therapy available.”
ACRO accreditation is a voluntary process in which professional peers identify standards indicative of a quality practice and an audit is conducted to assure that the standards are followed. At Mercy, an on-site inspection took place this spring. The professional peer group extensively reviewed medical records, verified procedural processes and interviewed the center’s medical providers. Only one other radiation oncology program in Iowa has undergone this rigorous accreditation process.
“In addition to offering the most advanced technology and an extraordinarily high level of medical expertise, what truly differentiates us from other settings is the compassionate care we offer in a comfortable environment,” said Rita Harris, director, radiation center, Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. “Accreditation by the American College of Radiation Oncology is validation that Mercy offers the highest quality care, right here at home.”
About the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center
The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center-Cedar Rapids continues to lead the area in the advancement of cancer detection and treatment technology. The Center provides fully integrated cancer services under one roof, giving patients access to leading-edge technologies; integrated services to care for body, mind and spirit; and specialized treatment and research for the best outcomes. The Center houses the only radiation center in Cedar Rapids, Hall Radiation Center, as well as a lab and pharmacy – in one location. Conveniently connected to Mercy Medical Center, other elements required for world-class cancer care, including private inpatient suites and imaging services, are just steps away.