January 15, 2013—In April of 2012, MMC Cancer Center’s Ikard Radiation Oncology earned accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). This made them the only accredited facility in southern New Mexico and one of only two in the state. Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs were all assessed and met the standards required for this recognition.
September 12, 2012— Memorial Medical Center received full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers on August 22.
This accreditation means that MMC has demonstrated a high level of expertise in caring for patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. Patients receive necessary treatment in the crucial 90 minute door-to-balloon time frame, reducing the chances of damage to the heart muscle.
MMC Ikard Radiation Oncology Earns ACR-ASTRO Accreditation
April 19, 2012 — Memorial Medical Center’s Ikard Radiation Oncology has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
Ikard Radiation Oncology is the only accredited facility in southern New Mexico and one of only two in the state to be fully accredited. According to the ACR, only 10% of Radiation Oncology facilities are accredited in the United States.
“This confirms to cancer patients in Las Cruces, Southern New Mexico, and El Paso, that they can receive state of the art, high-quality radiation therapy treatment, right here, in their own community” Ikard’s Chief Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Cherie Hayostek said.