Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Good Samaritan Center Receives 3-year Accreditation

BROCKTON - Good Samaritan Medical Center’s Radiation Oncology Center recently has been awarded a three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology.
This is the first time the center, which opened in December of 2008, was surveyed for the accreditation, according to a prepared statement released by Good Samaritan Thursday, Jan. 13.
The Good Samaritan Radiation Oncology Center is only one of 20 in the state to achieve the designation as an American College of Radiology-accredited facility, officials said in the statement.
“The accreditation of the Radiation Oncology Center is a testament to the dedication of the staff and Good Samaritan Medical Center to provide the highest quality care to our patients,” Dr. Stephen Brown, chief of the Department of Radiation Oncology,said in the statement.
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, American College of Radiology awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice.
Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.
The American College of Radiology is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
The radiation oncology services at the Good Samaritan Cancer Center feature a state-of-the-art linear accelerator and the latest CT scan equipment. The Millie Moynihan Cancer Resource Center is located at the Radiation Oncology Center. It aims to provide a quiet place where patients, family and friends can research the disease, its diagnoses, the latest treatments, alternative therapies and support groups through books, pamphlets and high-speed internet access.
The Good Samaritan Radiation Oncology Center is located at 818 Oak St. For more information contact the center by calling 508-427-2900 or by visiting the website at

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