Dayton, Ohio, August 11, 2021 — Dayton Physicians Network has successfully met the standards of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) APEx – Accreditation Program for Excellence®. APEx is an accreditation program developed by ASTRO that validates a radiation oncology facility’s excellence in delivering high-quality patient care. The four-year accreditation is effective until [July 26, 2025].
“Dayton Physicians Network is pleased to receive APEx accreditation from ASTRO, the largest radiation oncology society in the world.” said Ryan Steinmetz, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology Services. . “Our entire radiation oncology team was invested in evaluating our processes to meet ASTRO’s high standards for safety and quality. Securing APEx accreditation serves to reinforce our obligation to deliver consistent patient-centered cancer care.”
“ASTRO commends Dayton Physicians Network for achieving APEx accreditation. By undergoing this comprehensive review, the facility has demonstrated a strong commitment to delivering safe, high-quality radiation oncology services to their patients,” said Thomas J. Eichler, MD, FASTRO, chair of the ASTRO Board of Directors.
Accreditation through APEx is a voluntary and rigorous multi-step process during which a facility’s practices are evaluated using consensus-based standards. The center must demonstrate its safety and quality processes and demonstrate that it adheres to patient-centered care by promoting effective communication, coordinated treatments and strong patient engagement.
The APEx accreditation process includes a facility self-assessment as well as a comprehensive onsite facility review by a radiation oncologist and a medical physicist. The program reflects the recommendations endorsed in the ASTRO publication Safety is No Accident: A Framework for Quality Radiation Oncology and Care.
To date, more than 170 U.S. facilities have earned APEx accreditation. Learn more about APEx at www.astro.org/APEx.
ABOUT Dayton Physicians Network:[Dayton Physicians Network takes a comprehensive approach to Patient Centered Care because it often takes the combined skills of several medical professionals to provide the best possible care for a patient. This is especially true when dealing with cancer or other serious conditions. Care is best when the various people involved are well connected. This connection improves communications, reduces wait time and also reduces travel time, keeping your loved one close to home for care.
At Dayton Physicians Network our Vision is to be the BEST PLACE FOR CARE and Mission to Exceed Expectations in quality of care, scope of service, compassion, timeliness and cost effectiveness.
That is why Dayton Physicians Network brought together a comprehensive team of multi-disciplinary Oncologists, Hematologists and Urologists, who work closely with other highly trained and experienced medical specialists – including pathologists, radiologists and surgeons – to provide precisely the care and treatment you need, want and deserve.
All of the doctors in Dayton Physicians Network are recognized leaders in their fields, with the credentials to provide it. We have the region’s leading team of board-certified physicians and experienced staff using advanced technologies to provide Patient Centered Cancer Care, Radiation Therapy, Urology and Hematology. All of these team members are committed to this unique collaboration that has one simple goal…
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