OCALA, Fla. – Dec. 6, 2016 – 21st Century Oncology is proud to announce that its cancer treatment centers in Central Florida have earned the prestigious American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) accreditation. The Ocala and Beverly Hills centers earned the distinction by a thorough, objective and impartial peer review of both facilities.
This distinction is an honor for our practices,” said Ravi Sandrapaty, M.D., who is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in Radiation Oncology and is the Medical Director of 21st Century Oncology’s Central Florida locations. “Every day our team works tirelessly to provide the utmost care for our patients in both the Ocala and Beverly Hills facilities.”
ACRO’s mission is to strive to ensure the highest quality of care for radiation therapy patients, and promote success in the practice of radiation oncology through education, responsible socioeconomic advocacy, and integration of science and technology into clinical practice.
As part of their mission, ACRO began their practice accreditation program in 1995, which consisted of practice standards within the field of radiation oncology.
Today, accreditation from ACRO remains a voluntary process in which professional peers identify standards indicative of a quality practice through audits conducted to assure that these standards are followed, including onsite visits by physics and administrative surveyors.
This accreditation is proof that we have been successful in our commitment to excellence, but it does not stop here,” said Dr. Sandrapaty. “Every day we are reminded of our purpose through our interactions with patients. They are our motivation to continuously strive for high-quality care.”
During the review process, 21st Century Oncology’s locations in Central Florida were judged on accuracy in patients' charts, including medical information, quality of documentation and case management, calibration of all machines, radiation safety measures, and a review of all processes and work-flow within the facility.
21st Century Oncology has two Central Florida locations:
Ocala: 3201 Southwest 33rd Road Ocala, FL 34474
Beverly Hills: 3406 N. Lecanto Highway, Suite A, Beverly Hills, FL 34465
For more information about our services, visit www.21co.com/centralfl or call (352) 291-2495.
About 21st Century Oncology
21st Century Oncology is the largest global provider of Integrated Cancer Care services that strongly believes in fighting for patients like an army and caring for them like a family. Operating as one dream team in the crusade against cancer, the company employs or is affiliated with nearly 1,000 physicians globally to deliver the most advanced, integrated, and compassionate cancer care in personal and convenient settings. Headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, 21st Century Oncology operates 165 treatment centers, including 129 centers located in 15 U.S. states. In addition, the company operates 36 centers located in eight countries in Latin America. For more information, please visit https://www.21co.com/.