Alliance Oncology, a division of Alliance HealthCare Services, a leading national provider of outsourced healthcare services, announced that one of their cancer care centers, Alliance Cancer Care, has become a Novalis® Certified Radiosurgery Center.
The certification process, conducted by an independent, third-party panel of experts in radiation therapy, means the radiosurgery program meets or exceeds standards for quality and patient safety. Upon becoming Novalis Certified, Alliance Cancer Care joins a prestigious community of centers that have demonstrated the requisite clinical capabilities and standards for treatment delivery.
“At Alliance Cancer Care, we strive to go above and beyond standard measurements for quality care delivery, including stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT),” said John Francis Gleason, Jr., M.D, radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care. “Undertaking the Novalis Certified review demonstrates clear commitment that all of our physicians, staff and equipment are operating at the highest level of competency and expertise.”
Novalis Certified offers many advantages, which include a review of organizational, personnel, technological and quality assurance requirements. Once the Alliance Cancer Care evaluation was completed by Timothy D. Solberg, PhD., a Novalis-accredited reviewer, the center was certified to have a clear set of clinical guidelines for staff and the tools to promote a robust community understanding of the measures that have been undertaken for the safe and specialized delivery of stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy.
“In the 18 months since the new stereotactic system was installed, we have treated over 350 patients within our program, including those with cancers of the brain, spine, lung, liver, bone, and pancreas,” said Dr. Gleason. “We have a great responsibility to our patients and their families to not only invest in the best technology, but to invest in the 360-degree review of its implementation and utilization.”
Novalis Certified is steered by the Novalis Circle, a worldwide communication and collaboration network of clinicians developing new ideas and optimizing treatment protocols, which will continue to change the face of cancer treatment. Being a part of this worldwide communication and collaborative network enables Alliance Cancer Center to receive new ideas on treating cancer, improving the safety of treatment and making existing techniques better.
Alliance Cancer Care is one of the largest radiation cancer networks in the southeast with over 50 years of combined experience offered at six different locations throughout Northern Alabama. For more information about Alliance Cancer Care, please visit www.AllianceCancerCare.com or call (256) 319-5400. Most insurance plans and Medicare are accepted.