West Physics is delighted to announce that it has acquired TPA Physics Consulting Services, a respected provider of medical and health physics services in Western New York. In purchasing TPA, West Physics is also establishing a permanent field office in Rochester, New York. We are especially pleased, as part of this transaction, to welcome Ms. Thelma Papini, the owner of TPA, as our new Rochester Field Office Director and Senior Medical Physicist. Ms. Papini is excited to join the West Physics family and to continue serving her existing clients under the West Physics banner, and also to meet the many wonderful West Physics clients in the area.
The acquisition of TPA Physics Consulting Services reinforces West Physics’ position as the leader in the medical physics industry. The combined company will continue to be focused on our customers as we differentiate ourselves from other medical physics providers in the areas of: technical expertise, customer satisfaction, flexibility and independence.
On July 1, 2015, the Joint Commission implemented their long-awaited new imaging standards. The standards, consisting of 25 new or revised Elements of Performance (EP’s), contain a multitude of new requirements that affect Joint Commission accredited facilities performing MRI, CT or NM/PET services. Specifically, the new standards address the following areas: annual equipment physics testing, ongoing equipment quality control, medical physicist qualifications, technologist training, x-ray shielding design and verification, personnel dosimetry (ALARA) review, patient dose incident tracking and analysis, CT protocol documentation and review, and MRI safety.
West Physics has been monitoring the Joint Commission standards development process since late 2012 and is pleased to have a full suite of services that help facilities meet all of the new standards. Please click here for more information or contact a West Physics sales representative for more information. A link to the new standards is available here. Note that the linked standards are for hospitals and critical access hospitals, but identical standards also apply to accredited ambulatory care organizations.
We are proud to announce that West Physics has earned a spot on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list. The list, released annually, identifies the fastest-growing private companies in America. Additionally, we make our 7th consecutive appearance on this list of distinguished companies. There are only 907 other companies that can claim inclusion on this list more than 5 times and we are honored to be one of them. Other well-known veterans on this list include Intuit, Zappos, Under Armor, Microsoft, Patagonia, Pandora and Otterbox.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have been and continue to be supporters of West Physics. It is because of you, that we can be included on this list. Our promise to you in return, is to continue to provide excellent customer service, industry-leading report turnaround times and the worlds most qualified physicists at your disposal, just a phone call away. We will continue to strive to do the best for you, our customer, and look forward to many more years serving this wonderful industry.