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BCHC radiation therapy has accreditation renewed

David Serratore, with the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre (Photograph supplied)

A radiation therapy unit has had its accreditation renewed by a top oncology institute.

The Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre (BCHC) announced its accreditation from the American College of Radiology today.

David Serratore, the medical physicist at the BCHC, said: “We are constantly pushing ourselves to improve, as clinicians and as a centre.

“We are here to serve the community and I’m proud of our team and our commitment to excellence.

“It’s important that we continually demonstrate that commitment as technologies and techniques evolve in our field.

“It’s for that reason, we maintain accreditation through an independent assessment of our programme so the community can share in our success and ultimately benefit.”

The accreditation is granted only after several evaluations looking at things such as patient safety, quality control and the adequacy of facility equipment.

The radiation therapy unit was first accredited by the American College of Radiology in 2019 as the first international oncology centre to be recognised by the organisation.

Working in clinical affiliation with Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, the BCHC has offered radiation therapy since 2017 and can treated 95 per cent of all cancers where radiation was recommended.

It offers residents a chance to received treatment in Bermuda, instead of flying overseas.

Daphne Haas-Kogan, with the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Centre, said: “It has always been our shared goal that patients in Bermuda receive the highest quality level of cancer care near the comfort of home.

“Because the centre uses the same treatment technology and protocols as we do at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Centre, patients in Bermuda are receiving treatment that meets international standards of care.”

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Published December 15, 2021 at 7:46 am (Updated December 15, 2021 at 7:46 am)

BCHC radiation therapy has accreditation renewed

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