MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, known for inspiring hope through extraordinary care in Central Florida has now received a prestigious national certification from the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI® Certification Program (QCP) certifies oncology practices that meet the highest quality standards for cancer care.
With this certification, MD Anderson - Orlando joins an elite group of top ranking cancer hospitals around the nation. To become certified, MD Anderson - Orlando submitted to an evaluation of its entire clinical practice and documentation standards. The QCP staff and steering group members then verified through on-site inspection that the evaluation and documents were correct and that MD Anderson - Orlando's clinical practices met core standards in all areas of treatment that affect patient care and safety including:
•staff training and education;
•chemotherapy orders and drug preparation;
•patient consent and education;
•safe chemotherapy administration;
•monitoring and assessment of patient well-being.
MD Anderson - Orlando's certification is valid for three years.
"This certification is a significant achievement for our outpatient oncology clinics," said Mark Roh, MD, President, MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando. "We strive for excellence everyday as we work one-on-one with our patients as they face their cancer diagnosis. I am very proud of our oncologists and staff for this national recognition, which shines a bright light on the exceptional cancer care we provide to our patients."