Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Earns Accreditation from American College of Radiology
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital May 02, 2012
LAKE FOREST, IL – Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital has been accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), verifying that its radiation therapy programs are among the best in the country. Only five percent of radiation therapy programs nationwide have ACR accreditation.
“This shows we’re on the leading edge of cancer care,” said Joseph Imperato, MD, FACR, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. “With our patients in mind, we are constantly evaluating our best practices and improving the quality of care we provide. We want our patients to rest assured that they are in good hands.”
In evaluating a hospital, the ACR committee looks at the quality of patient care, quality of facilities and equipment used, and the processes by which the hospital keeps records and monitors the level of care it provides. The College makes recommendations and then grants a three-year accreditation if all of its standards are met.
“This is a great accomplishment for the Radiation Oncology department,” said Marsha Oberrieder, Vice President of Operations at the hospital. “Only a handful of hospitals in the state can claim the accreditation. Hats off to our physicians and staff for their dedication to providing the very best care.”
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital treats patients in its radiation therapy programs in Lake Forest and Grayslake. The programs have received other awards and accreditations including accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers (NAPBC).