Three cheers and a few hundred rads to NYU Lutheran Medical Center’s radiation oncology department. The department has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology. The first ever for the department. Woo hoo!
Radiation oncology is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer, where a trained and dedicated radiation oncologist may use radiation to kill a tumor or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain.
“We work hard to provide Brooklyn with the best radiation cancer treatments available,” said Dr. Audrey Saitta, senior veep and chairwoman of the department. “This accreditation affirms the quality of our great service to the community.”
The American College of Radiology is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation on cology accrediting body, with more than 600 accredited sites, and 27 years of accreditation experience. The group’s seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting the strict practice guidelines and technical standards it developed.
Standing O thanks NYU Lutheran for its continued commitment to the health of the community, offers congratulations on the award, and says, “Now you have a big, yellow O too!”
NYU Lutheran Medical Center [150 55th St. at First Avenue in Sunset Park, (718) 630–7000].