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Published on August 08, 2011

Oncology Associates at Mercy recognized for quality cancer care

Oncology Associates at Mercy has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). This program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet standards for quality cancer care.

Oncology Associates participated in a rigorous certification process that includes an evaluation of the practice and its documentation standards. This program certifies that the practice meets core standards in all areas of treatment, including:

  • treatment planning
  • staff training and education
  • chemotherapy orders and drug preparation
  • patient consent and education
  • safe chemotherapy administration
  • monitoring and assessment of patient well-being

Oncology Associates has been participating in QOPI for more than seven years. Oncology Associates prides itself on providing the highest quality patient care.  This certification reinforces that excellent cancer care is consistently offered close to home, at the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center.