CHH Radiation Oncology Earns ACR Accreditation

CHH Cancer CTR Dr Elizabeth Whalen(Torrington, CT) –  Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Radiation Oncology Unit based at The Center For Cancer Care in Torrington 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 (ACR). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist uses radiation to help cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain.

The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with over 650 accredited sites, and 29 years of accreditation experience. The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

“I am so pleased that the hard work and dedication to quality of our nursing, physics, and treatment staff has been recognized by the American College of Radiology. Patients can truly be reassured that they will receive quality cancer care here.” said CHH Radiation Oncologist Elizabeth Whalen, M.D.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Radiation Oncology Unit at the Center for Cancer Care at 200 Kennedy Drive, Torrington, provides the most advanced, patient-centered cancer treatment methods available. Highly specialized procedures and treatments are offered in collaboration with Smilow Cancer Hospital Torrington with the goal of allowing the patient to receive their care locally whenever possible. The center’s powerful technology enables it to provide the most advanced and effective form of radiation therapy. With this technology, cancer care center patients have local access to the best and most comprehensive cancer care available.

For more information, contact CHH Radiation Oncology at 860-489-6718.

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, serving a twelve-town primary service area comprised of approximately 100,000 persons. The Hospital also serves as a regional health care resource for the residents of Litchfield County, situated in Northwestern Connecticut. Visit

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