Radiation Oncology Achieves ASTRO APEx Accreditation

The Department of Radiation Oncology at UI Health recently achieved accreditation as an APEx–Accreditation Program for Excellence from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

APEx is an elite accreditation program that recognizes Radiation Oncology Practices (ROPs) for transparent, measurable, evidence- and consensus-based compliance with standards that emphasize a commitment to safety and quality. Programs accredited by APEx have in place systems, personnel, policies, and procedures to demonstrate dedication to high-quality patient care, a respect for protecting the rights of patients and being responsive to patient needs and concerns.

Less than 10% of ROPs in the United States have been accredited as APEx Programs, and UI Health is one of only a few in Illinois to achieve this recognition.

The APEx achievement represents more than two years of work, investigation, and evaluation of all aspects of patient care, including an objective site review that evaluated UI Health’s quality and safety based on evidenced compliance with the APEx Standards.

UI Health Radiation Oncologists Matthew Koshy, MD, and Christina Son, MD, are both University of Illinois Cancer Center members in the Translational Oncology Research Program.

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