15 Oct Cancer Center Achieves ASTRO’s Accreditation Program for Excellence
Olympic Medical Cancer Center achieves four-year accreditation for radiation oncology services from ASTRO’s APEx – Accreditation Program for Excellence®.
Olympic Medical Cancer Center in Sequim 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 Cancer Center’s four-year accreditation is effective until October 2025.
“Olympic Medical Cancer Center is pleased to receive APEx accreditation from ASTRO,” said Deb Peterson, Director of OMCC. “Our entire radiation oncology team was invested in evaluating our processes and meeting ASTRO’s high standards for safety and quality. Securing APEx accreditation reinforces our commitment to deliver consistent patient-centered cancer care.”
Accreditation through APEx is a voluntary but rigorous multi-step process during which a facility’s practices are evaluated using consensus-based standards that include feedback and insight from the on-site radiation team. The Cancer Center had to demonstrate its safety and quality processes and validate that it adheres to patient-centered care by promoting effective communication, coordinated treatments and strong patient engagement.
Olympic Medical Cancer Center has been providing cancer care in Sequim for nearly 20 years and is home to a collaborative team of board-certified oncologists, specially trained nurses, patient navigators, technologists, nutritionists and more, who all work together to develop a unique treatment plan for every patient.
“To have a comprehensive cancer center that functions this well with this many resources in a relatively rural area is extremely unique. The quality of care that we provide is on par with a big city in almost every area,” said Dr. Lindsay Jensen, radiation oncologist at Olympic Medical Cancer Center.
Cancer patients across the Peninsula have benefitted from the high-quality cancer care they’ve received at the Cancer Center in Sequim, including Joyce local Gail Becker, who said: “OMCC is a great group of people. Every person touched my life.”
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. Learn more about APEx at www.astro.org/APEx.