JUPITER, Fla. (December 5, 2016) – Jupiter Medical Center is pleased to announce that its radiation oncology
department has received re-accreditation from the American College of
Radiology (ACR) through 2019. Jupiter Medical Center is one of only 14
centers in Florida to achieve re-accreditation.
“This re-accreditation further demonstrates that Jupiter Medical
Center is at the top of the class when it comes to providing quality patient
care to the community,” said Anthony E. Addesa, MD, Medical Director,
Radiation Oncology. “We constantly seek to improve upon our best
practices and use this re-accreditation as motivation to continue to do
The radiation oncology department at Jupiter Medical Center is part of
the Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center and provides state-of-the-art technology
and highly-trained staff to achieve the highest quality cancer treatment.
The ACR seal of accreditation 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.
Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy
radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to
treat cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain.
For more information about the Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center at Jupiter
Medical Center, call (561) 263-4400 or visit www.foshaycancercenter.com.
About The ACR
The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation
oncology accrediting body, with nearly 500 accredited sites, and 25 years
of accreditation experience. The ACR is a national professional organization
serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation
oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with
programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology
and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private
acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation
and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore
the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class
partnerships and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical
Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations
in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health,
emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight
management and men’s health.
Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,600 team members,
600 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to
perform in the top 10 percent of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction.
For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2234 or visit