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Cancer care program earns certification

May 29, 2018, 12:47 PM
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The medical oncology practice at the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center has received full certification by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) program.

“This rigorous quality program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices and validates processes that demonstrate to patients, payers, and the medical community a practice’s commitment to quality patient care,” said Barbara Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA, Director of Oncology at Skagit Regional Health.

The QOPI program focuses on adherence to national patient treatment standards. The program places a high level of scrutiny on patient safety starting with the ordering providers’ clinical practice and following the process through treatment administration and on to survivorship. The review shows the medical oncology practice with full compliance in 15 of the program’s 20 standards and partial compliance with the remaining five standards.

This achievement marks the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center as one of approximately 300 practices nationwide, one of only five oncology practices in the State of Washington and one of two Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Network Member sites with QOPI certification. 

“Obtaining this voluntary certification is the culmination of years of hard work by many hands, all who continue to dedicate their time and energy to finding new, better ways to improve practice and the patient experience,” Jensen said. “We can all be proud of this program and grateful that our patients have access to outstanding specialty care without leaving the community.”

Comprehensive cancer care is available at the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center in Mount Vernon and in Smokey Point.

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Cancer care program earns certification

May 29, 2018, 12:47 PM
9_QCP logo tag CYMK (1)

The medical oncology practice at the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center has received full certification by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) program.

“This rigorous quality program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices and validates processes that demonstrate to patients, payers, and the medical community a practice’s commitment to quality patient care,” said Barbara Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA, Director of Oncology at Skagit Regional Health.

The QOPI program focuses on adherence to national patient treatment standards. The program places a high level of scrutiny on patient safety starting with the ordering providers’ clinical practice and following the process through treatment administration and on to survivorship. The review shows the medical oncology practice with full compliance in 15 of the program’s 20 standards and partial compliance with the remaining five standards.

This achievement marks the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center as one of approximately 300 practices nationwide, one of only five oncology practices in the State of Washington and one of two Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Network Member sites with QOPI certification. 

“Obtaining this voluntary certification is the culmination of years of hard work by many hands, all who continue to dedicate their time and energy to finding new, better ways to improve practice and the patient experience,” Jensen said. “We can all be proud of this program and grateful that our patients have access to outstanding specialty care without leaving the community.”

Comprehensive cancer care is available at the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center in Mount Vernon and in Smokey Point.