Release Date: 08/17/2015
American Society of Clinical Oncology, through its Quality Oncology Practice
Initiative (QOPI®), has recertified The Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital, a
Care New England hospital.
Cancer Center of Excellence, Memorial was the second hospital in Rhode Island
to earn this prestigious three-year certification which is the result of a
rigorous application and review process. The voluntary certification includes a
site visit and measurement against ASCO criteria based on clinical guidelines
and published standards for quality oncology care.
Cancer Center is a special, high-achieving facility that places the focus
entirely on the needs of our patients,” explains Anthony Thomas, MD, director
of the Center, chief of hematology and oncology at Memorial and clinical
assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
“We are pleased that the work we do here, as well as our commitment to quality
care, is recognized with this national certification.”
Cancer Center is a full-service center for patients with many different types
of cancer. All the needed services – including lab work and an infusion center
– are under one roof for patient convenience. In addition to the QOPI
certification, the Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of
the American College of Surgeons.About Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New
England hospital, is a 294-bed hospital that serves as the major teaching affiliate
of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the chief site for
the medical school's primary care academic program.
Research focuses on primary care and disease prevention, including
osteoarthritis, heart disease, cancer, pulmonary function, maternal and child
health and women’s health issues.
Memorial provides a
full spectrum of health services for the people of Rhode Island and
southeastern Massachusetts. Services include oncology, cardiovascular,
rehabilitation, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, 24-hour
intensive care specialist coverage and diagnostics. Memorial offers primary
care services in Pawtucket, Central Falls and Plainville, Massachusetts, an
adult day center, and home care program to provide a seamless system of medical