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21st Century Oncology, Inc. and the Macon Cancer Center, has been awarded three-year full accreditation by the American College of Radiation Oncology's Accreditation Program. The physicians and staff of 21st Century Oncology submitted to this peer review as part of their commitment to maintain quality patient care.

The American College of Radiation Oncology strives to ensure the highest quality care for radiation therapy patients and promote success in the practice of radiation oncology through education, responsible socioeconomic advocacy, and integration of science and technology into clinical practice.

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For the ninth year in a row, Angel Medical Center’s Auxiliary has received the 5-Star Award, which is the highest level of recognition from the North Carolina Hospital Volunteers. At the Annual Conference in Greensboro, Arthur Chika, AMC’s Auxiliary President, received this award on behalf of the entire auxiliary. The 5-Star Award is scored on a variety of activities and programs that are completed over a one-year span. Angel Medical Center was the only hospital in the far west to receive this award.

“We are very proud of the great work and contributions that our volunteers provide to our hospital. They provide many hours and services to our patients,” said Jim Bross, CEO and president of Angel Medical Center.

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Flu season is here, and from now until March, people of all ages, particularly senior citizens, are susceptible to influenza’s debilitating effects. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone older than six months of age needs to get a flu shot, not just senior adults and other “high risk” groups. This safe and effective vaccine is reformulated each year to provide protection against the virus strains that present the greatest public health threat for that year. This year’s vaccine is designed to protect against the H1N1, influenza B, and the H3N2 strains of seasonal flu.

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As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and MedWest Health System’s annual Fall Fight campaign against breast cancer, the women’s imaging centers of MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Haywood are hosting receptions Friday, Oct. 5 to dedicate Trees of Hope to honor and remember breast cancer patients.

MedWest-Haywood’s tree will be located in the women’s center on the second floor of the new Outpatient Care Center at 581 Leroy George Dr. on the MedWest-Haywood campus in Clyde, between the Med- West Health and Fitness Center and the hospital.

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published: 10/18/2013
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