Fort Wayne, Indiana – Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology (FWMOH) has been recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) as a top cancer-care provider through the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program. The QOPI® Certification Program (QCP™) provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for the highest quality cancer care. FWMOH is the only practice in the northeast Indiana region to achieve this certification.
“We’re extremely proud to receive this certification from ASCO and QOPI,” says Dan Konow, chief executive officer. “This rigorous, multi-year evaluation underscores our commitment to superior cancer care and reassures our patients that they are receiving treatment from one of the top cancer-care centers in the nation.”
In applying for Certification, FWMOH participated in a voluntary, comprehensive site assessment against clearly specified standards that are consistent with national guidelines and was successful in meeting the standards and objectives of the QOPI Certification Program. “QOPI provides oncology practices with the information needed to evaluate and continually improve the quality of care they provide for patients,” said ASCO President Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP, FASCO. “Since its start in 2010, The QOPI Certification Program allows practices to maintain their commitment to excellence by providing high quality care for patients with cancer.”
The QOPI® Certification Program (QCP™) was launched in January 2010 and is the first of its kind for oncology practices in the United States. To date, 262 practices in the United States have received QOPI® certification. The QCP is a project of ASCO’s Institute for Quality, an ASCO affiliate dedicated to innovative quality improvement programs. For more information, please visit: http://qopi.asco.org/certification.html.
Founded in 1977, Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology Inc. provides leading-edge cancer and blood disorders treatment at its two facilities on the Parkview Regional Medical Center and Lutheran Hospital campuses and provides clinical services at hospitals in LaGrange, DeKalb, Adams, Wells, Huntington, Kosciusko, Steuben, Noble, and Wabash counties. Its highly trained team of medical professionals offers streamlined, compassionate, and individualized care based on the latest in cancer research. FWMOH is the only medical oncologist in northeast Indiana to have received the highly acclaimed QOPI certification and to offer new treatment options through participation in clinical trials.
Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. With more than 35,000 members, ASCO is committed to improving cancer care through scientific meetings, educational programs and peer-reviewed journals. ASCO is supported by its affiliate organization, the Conquer Cancer Foundation, which funds ground-breaking research and programs that make a tangible difference in the lives of people with cancer. For ASCO information and resources, visit www.asco.org. Patient-oriented cancer information is available at www.cancer.net.
About ASCO Institute for Quality, LLC:
The ASCO Institute for Quality is an ASCO affiliate dedicated to innovative quality improvement programs for ASCO members and their patients. Committed to providing oncologists with the necessary resources to provide every patient with high-level cancer care, the Institute carries out ASCO’s clinical quality improvement programs. The Institute is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ASCO.