(Napa, CA) Queen of the Valley Medical Center 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) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). The Queen’s radiation oncology program is one of only seven programs in California to have received this level of accreditation.
The ACR-ASTRO 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 and ASTRO 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 during the review.
"The accreditation assures patients that they are receiving safe, outstanding care, and we are proud of having achieved this level of recognition for our radiation oncology program," said Walt Mickens, Chief Executive Officer of Queen of the Valley Medical Center. "This is a well-deserved acknowledgment of the dedication and skill of the employees and medical staff who comprise the radiation oncology team."
Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is precision usage of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. This type of treatment is part of the comprehensive array of services provided to cancer patients by Queen of the Valley’s Cancer Center, including chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, rehabilitation, and nurse navigators to personally guide patients through the treatment and recovery process.
The physicians at QVMC’s Radiation Oncology Department, Christian Anderson, MD and James
Knister, MD have provided more than 25 years of continued service to the Napa Community. More
than 25,000 cancer patients have received expert, comprehensive and compassionate care at
Queen of the Valley over the past 35 years.
For more information about the Queen’s Regional Cancer Center, please go to
About Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided include: a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center, a Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons, a Women’s Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, occupational health, and full-service emergency department, among many other specialty services. More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at www.thequeen.org.
About the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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. ASTRO is a professional organization serving more than 10,000 radiation oncologists, medical physicists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of cancer patients.
Queen of the Valley Medical Center was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Its mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by improving the health and quality of life of people in the communities we serve.
For a free physician referral call 1-877-QUEEN LINE (1-877-783-3654) or visit www.thequeen.org