ACS Hope Lodge

The American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge in Gainesville, which opened in 1986, offers 46 guest rooms located near treatment centers in the area. It offers a supportive, caring environment for cancer patients filled with highly qualified staff committed to providing a nurturing home away from home.

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American College of Radiology Accredited

The Cancer Center has been awarded a three year accreditation in radiation oncology by the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR accreditation is a high honor for radiation oncology treatment facilities because it represents the highest level of quality and patient safety.

Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist can use radiation to effectively treat cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain

The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body. With more than 600 accredited sites and 27 years of accreditation experience, ACR accreditation recognizes facilities that provide quality of care and patient safety. Accreditation is awarded to facilities meeting specific practice guidelines and technical standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified and expert radiation oncologists and medical physicists.

The organization assesses patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report it can use for continuous practice improvement.