Baptist Health Cancer Care's Radiation Oncology in Plantation has earned full APEx™ Accreditation
PLANTATION, FL – February 21, 2023 – Baptist Health Cancer Care's Radiation Oncology in Plantation has received full accreditation by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence®, or APEx™. The accreditation term will align with the four-year accreditation that Miami Cancer Institute’s Radiation Oncology earned on Aug. 10, 2021.
"This accreditation highlight’s our commitment to top quality patient care and signifies that we've implemented policies and procedures that fulfill the standards set forth by APEx. Standards that are organized around enabling effective communication and appropriate, coordinated treatment, along with a focus on patient-centered care," said Alonso Gutierrez, PhD, MBA, assistant vice president and chief physicist.
This APEx accreditation validates that Miami Cancer Institute has and will continue to have systems, personnel, policies and procedures in place to demonstrate dedication to high-quality patient care, a respect for protecting the rights of patients, and being responsive to patient needs and concerns.
The Plantation location is now the second Baptist Health facility to be APEx Accredited. Miami Cancer Institute’s main campus was the first.
"The entire team worked diligently to successfully complete this milestone project, which places us on the map as one of only 33 facilities that have demonstrated the highest quality of safety and radiation oncology standards recognized by ASTRO—the most important professional body in Radiation Oncology."
About Baptist Health Cancer Care
Baptist Health Cancer Care is the largest cancer program in South Florida, providing local, out-of-state and international patients with the most advanced cancer care. With locations from the Florida Keys to the Palm Beaches, the program provides cancer patients access to a full array of innovative clinical trials, physicians dedicated to bringing discovery to the bedside, access to personalized cancer treatments and comprehensive patient support services – all delivered with unparalleled compassion. Baptist Health Cancer Care includes its state-of-the-art premier institutes, Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute and Baptist Health Lynn Cancer Institute, with renowned subspecialized surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, and highly advanced technologies available to treat every common and rare cancer.
Baptist Health Cancer Care is part of Baptist Health, based in South Florida, providing care through a network of 12 hospitals as well as more than 150 outpatient facilities and physician practices, welcoming more than 1.5 million patients from around the world each year. Baptist Health Cancer Care is also Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, an alliance based on common standards of care and many shared clinical trials.
To learn more about Baptist Health Cancer Care, visit Baptisthealth.net/cancercare.