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PSI PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL HEALTH PHYSICS GROUP (JUNE 2013)

 

Dade Moeller Health Group Partners with Physics Services Incorporated
Firm expands reach in medical physics, supporting high-quality cancer therapy nationwide


RICHLAND, Wash. – June 26, 2013 – Today, Dade Moeller Health Group, LLC, a subsidiary of radiation protection company Dade Moeller, announced a formal partnership with medical physics firm Physics Services Incorporated (PSI) headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y. Through this partnership, PSI will operate under a formal management agreement with Dade Moeller Health Group, while continuing to provide services to existing clients in New York and Pennsylvania. This partnership will enable expansion of services to additional markets and regions of the country.
PSI specializes in radiation therapy, which is used in treating people with certain types of cancer. PSI’s staff works with radiation oncologists, radiologists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, X-ray technicians, and nurses at hospitals and clinics throughout New York and Pennsylvania. PSI also provides consultations for radiation shielding, equipment purchases, equipment installation, acceptance testing, and ongoing weekly quality assurance for all models of linear accelerators, simulators, and treatment planning computers. It also operates its own centralized dosimetry facility, allowing physicians to access patient’s radiation therapy plans without the cost of additional personnel and equipment.
“We are excited for this new chapter in Dade Moeller’s history,” said Dade Moeller Health Group Director William E. Kennedy, Jr. “Medical physics, and health care in general, is an important market for Dade Moeller because it offers diverse opportunities for us to deliver our high-quality core services to new commercial and governmental clients. We have been impressed with PSI’s leadership, technical expertise, client service, and corporate integrity; they are a perfect fit with our mission of protecting people and the environment.”
PSI’s principals are James P. Vaughan and Timothy Barry, both American Board of Radiology (ABR) certified medical physicists licensed in New York, Florida, and Texas.  Under the management agreement, they will continue to manage PSI’s staff and its therapeutic medical physics services in the New York region. Dade Moeller Health Group will provide assistance with business management, development and infrastructure services.
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“We look forward to being affiliated with the Dade Moeller team,” said Vaughan. “The Dade Moeller name carries an extraordinary reputation, and deservedly so. With this new agreement, PSI will be able to reach out to new customers, while continuing to provide excellent medical physics services to our current clients.”


About PSI
Physics Services Incorporated (formerly Physics Services Incorporated) was founded in 1989 in Buffalo, N.Y., by James P. Vaughan to provide the radiation oncology community with physics support required by national quality assurance standards and the New York State Department of Health. PSI employs 18 people, including 9 New York state-licensed physicists (3 of whom are certified by the American Board of Radiology), and 5 certified medical dosimetrists. PSI has won the “Best of Buffalo” award in the medical physics consultant category for the past two years.


About Dade Moeller Health Group
Dade Moeller Health Group, LLC, is a subsidiary of Dade Moeller & Associates, Inc. (“Dade Moeller”), established in January 2013 to expand Dade Moeller’s radiation protection, worker safety, and quality assurance expertise to the use of radiation and radioactive materials in the health care industry. Dade Moeller Health Group is dedicated to providing high-quality health-related services to private and government medical providers, centered on medical physics services (therapeutic, diagnostic, dosimetric, regulatory compliance, and consultation). The subsidiary is directed by William E. Kennedy, Jr., from Dade Moeller’s headquarters in Richland, Wash.


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PSI AWARDED "Best Of Buffalo" Award (June 2013)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Physics Services Inc Receives 2013 Best of Buffalo Award

Buffalo Award Program Honors the Achievement

BUFFALO June 4, 2013 -- For the second consecutive year, Physics Services Inc has been selected for the 2013 Best of Buffalo Award in the Medical Physics Consultant category by the Buffalo Award Program.

Each year, the Buffalo Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Buffalo area a great place to live, work and play.

Nationwide, only 1 in 70 (1.4%) 2013 Award recipients qualified as Two-Time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Buffalo Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Buffalo Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Buffalo Award Program

The Buffalo Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Buffalo area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Buffalo Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.


PSI AWARDED "Best Of Buffalo" Award (October 2012)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Physics Services Inc Receives 2012 Best of Buffalo Award

Buffalo Award Program Honors the Achievement

BUFFALO October 16, 2012 -- Physics Services Inc has been selected for the 2012 Best of Buffalo Award in the Physics Consultant category by the Buffalo Award Program.

Each year, the Buffalo Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Buffalo area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 Buffalo Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Buffalo Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Buffalo Award Program

The Buffalo Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Buffalo area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Buffalo Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.


PSI ADDS ANOTHER TWO NEW PHYSICISTS AND A CERTIFIED DOSIMETRIST (SEPTEMBER 2012)

PSI is happy to announce the hiring of Eddie Dickerson and George Hancock, both from the University of Toledo CAMPEP Masters Medical Physics program.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that Andy Thurber, an experienced Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) has joined us this year.

This brings our total to nine physicists (3 ABR Certified - all NYS licensed) and five CMD Dosimetrists that we use for local and remote treatment planning.


PSI ADDS ANOTHER TWO NEW PHYSICISTS AND A CERTIFIED DOSIMETRIST (December 2010)

PSI is happy to announce the hiring of Colin Bailey, a ABR, NYS licensed physicist who will be joining us as of January 2011. Also, Cameron Arndt, a Masters level medical physicist from the University of Buffalo CAMPEP Medical Physics program has joined us in December 2010.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that Kay Ahmad, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Dosimetry program and a Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) has joined us this year.

This brings our total to four ABR certified physicists and five CMD Dosimetrists that we use for local and remote treatment planning.

We are also pleased to announce that two of our Junior Medical Physicists have completed their Masters degrees are have become Board-eligible for the ABR certification exam. And Rob has completed his Bachelor of Science degree. Congratulations!


 

PSI ADDS TWO NEW PHYSICISTS AND TWO CERTIFIED DOSIMETRISTS

PSI is happy to announce the hiring of Nadeem Khan and Brandon Morgan, two Masters level medical physicists, who have joined our growing team this year. Both Nadeem and Brandon are NYS licensed in Medical Physics.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that two of our present staff, Mark Fink and Jeremy Kilduff, have passed the dosimetry boards and are now Certified Medical Dosimetrists (CMD). This brings our total to four Certified Dosimetrists that we use for local and remote treatment planning.


Rapid IMRT Plan Offers Quick Start For IMRT Programs

PSI now offers a Rapid IMRT Plan that can implement an IMRT program in as little as one month.

Using either brass compensators from .decimal or an existing MLC unit, we can work with your existing physics/dosimetry staff to start an IMRT program.

Please call us for details.


PSI Acquires A second CMS Xio Planning System

PSI has purchased another CMS Xio treatment planning system for our Dosimetry Center. These systems allow our staff of physicists and dosimetrists to plan complex 3D and IMRT plans for our remote clients via our high speed internet connection.

The growing demand for IMRT plans and the ease of use of a remote planning system has required us to expand our Dosimetry Center.

We also house a broadband FOCAL simulation server which allows the physician to interact with the patient's pre-plan and post plan from any computer system - at work or at home.

We are now able to provide the these planning services to all Hospitals and clinics, regardless of location, since the planning data may be transferred via DICOM or other electronic media.


PSI Acquires A second State-of-the-art Brachytherapy Planning System

PSI has purchased another Varian Variseed planning system for treatment planning of prostate seed implants. This second unit will help us to keep up with the growing demand of live planning in the operating room.

This software allows us to provide the full spectrum of planning: from pre-planning, to live O.R. planning,  to post-op CT planning.

We are now able to provide the Prostate Seed Implant planning services to all Hospitals and clinics, regardless of location, since the planning data may be transferred via DICOM or other electronic media.


NEW YORK STATE PASSES MEDICAL PHYSICS LICENSURE BILL.

On November 21, 2001 the Governor signed bill S03562 which "Creates and requires the licensing of persons practicing the profession of medical physics" in New York State.

The bill becomes effective May 21, 2003.

View the entire text of the bill here.


ACR UPDATED QUALITY ASSURANCE GUIDELINES

View the updated Quality Assurance guidelines by the American College of Radiology (ACR).


Physics Services Incorporated

733 Delaware Road

Suite 182

Buffalo , New York 14223

 

Voice: (716) 204-8980

 

Fax 1:  (866) 613-6673

Fax 2:  (716) 204-8983

 

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