“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."
Richland, Washington (PRWEB) July 01, 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 Integrated (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.
“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.”
Physics Services Integrated (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.