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Siteman Cancer Center reaccredited for radiation oncology services

Washington University School of Medicine

A leading medical society has reaccredited the radiation oncology practice at Siteman Cancer Center, based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. The reaccreditation covers radiation oncology care at all Siteman locations.

After a comprehensive evaluation by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Siteman completed the Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx). The distinction recognizes the radiology practice’s “dedication to high-quality patient care, a respect for protecting the rights of patients and being responsive to patient needs and concerns,” according to ASTRO.

“Siteman Cancer Center is pleased to have met the high standards of APEx,” said Jeff Michalski, MD, vice chairman of radiation oncology and the Carlos Perez Distinguished Professor of Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “The rigorous process and the hard work and dedication it requires of our faculty and staff demonstrate our commitment to delivering patient-centered radiation oncology care.”

Michalski oversees radiation oncology at Siteman, which received initial APEx accreditation in 2017. The reaccreditation is effective until October 2025.

APEx accreditation is a voluntary, objective and rigorous multi-step process requiring a practice to demonstrate its safety and quality processes and show that it adheres to patient-centered care by promoting effective communication, coordinated treatments and strong patient engagement.