The Cancer Center of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island 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 certificate for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.
“This commendation demonstrates our commitment to excellence and compassionate cancer care for our patients,” said Anthony Thomas, DO, Chief of Hematology / Oncology at The Cancer Center of Memorial.
“Cancer patients and their families should expect nothing less than accountability and the highest standards from their cancer care providers,” said Allen S. Lichter, MD, CEO of ASCO and President of the QOPI® Certification Program. “QOPI® participation reflects a commitment to quality of care that leads to fundamental changes in the clinical practice of oncology. Oncology practices that commit to quality and safety are those that provide the most optimal cancer care. The Certification Program helps practices determine whether they are providing the best treatment and care possible to their patients.”
The Cancer Center offers a range of treatment options for oncology and hematology diagnoses. Cancer in adults, including prostate, breast, lung, bladder, ovarian, colon, leukemia as well as patients with immunological diseases and blood disorders can be evaluated and treated. The Center is staffed by a team of four hematology and oncology specialists, nurses certified in oncology, nursing assistants, clinical research associates and other trained specialists. The Center’s collaborative clinical program includes the support of surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, social workers, nutritionists and physical, occupational and speech therapists.
The Center and its staff offer patients some of the latest treatment options available through participation in clinical trials. The telephone number is (401) 729-2700
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