Site Watch Leading: SCRIPPS Cancer Earns ASTRO Accreditation


Three radiation therapy centers operated by Scripps Health and Scripps Clinic Medical Group have become the first in San Diego County to earn accreditation from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the world’s largest radiation oncology society. Scripps Radiation Therapy Center on Torrey Pines Mesa, Scripps Clinic Radiation Therapy Center Vista and Scripps Clinic Radiation Therapy Center Encinitas have each been awarded a four-year accreditation by ASTRO’s Accreditation Program for Excellence, or APEx. APEx is an independent radiation oncology practice accreditation program developed by ASTRO. It is based on a comprehensive set of 16 evidence-based standards of radiation oncology practice, organized around five pillars of patient care: safety, patient-centered care, the radiation oncology team, quality management and the process of care.

Commitment to high-quality care
“This accreditation reaffirms to our patients and their families and friends that Scripps is committed to consistently providing safe, high-quality radiation therapy services that are centered around the patient,” said Ray Lin, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology with Scripps Health and a practicing radiation oncologist with Scripps Clinic.