Radiation Oncology Centers of the Carolinas, Inc. achieves four-year accreditation for radiation oncology services from ASTRO’s Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®)
Written by: SERO Staff
Matthews Radiation Oncology Center and Lake Norman Radiation Oncology Center have demonstrated compliance with the standards of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®), effective June, 2017, for a four-year accreditation of their radiation oncology services. APEx is an independent radiation oncology practice accreditation program developed by ASTRO based on a comprehensive set of sixteen evidence-based standards of radiation oncology practice. The sixteen standards are focused on five pillars of patient care: 1) the process of care; 2) the radiation oncology team; 3) safety; 4) quality management; and 5) patient-centered care.
“ASTRO is proud to recognize Matthews Radiation Oncology Center and Lake Norman Radiation Oncology Center for achieving APEx accreditation,” said ASTRO chair David C. Beyer, MD, FASTRO. “Radiation Oncology Centers of the Carolinas, inc. has demonstrated a commitment to providing their patients with safe, high-quality radiation therapy services.”