Fresno Cancer Center Earns ‘Astro’ Accreditation

The Fresno Cancer Center has earned the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s Accreditation Program for Excellence designation. Image via Fresno Cancer Center Facebook

Published On January 14, 2020 – 10:45 AM
Written By The Business Journal Staff

The Fresno Cancer Center has received a prestigious accreditation given to less than 5% of such facilities in the U.S.

The American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx) can take up to a year to complete and focuses on five “pillars” of patient care. These include the process of care, the radiation oncology team, safety, quality management, and patient-centered care, according to a news release.

Fresno Cancer Center was one of three such facilities in the state to recently achieve APEx status, along with Rohnert Park Cancer Center and South Sacramento Cancer Center. The three centers comprise the practice of US Cancer Management Corp. (USCMC), which operates the facilities.

“By undergoing this comprehensive review, the facilities demonstrated a strong commitment to deliver safe, high-quality radiation oncology services to their patients,” said Theodore L. DeWeese, MD, FASTRO, chair of the ASTRO board of directors.

ASTRO bills itself as the “premier radiation oncology society in the world” whose members include 10,000 physicians, nurses, radiation therapists and more who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies.

Jeremy Mann, chief operating officer of USCMC, said, “We are extremely pleased to be awarded APEx accreditation. We are proud of the efforts of all of our staff to provide the absolute pinnacle of care to our patients and are appreciative of the recognition we have received from ASTRO.”

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