Geisinger Cancer Institute at GMC certified by American Society of Clinical Oncology

CONTACT: Mike Ferlazzo: 570-271-6435
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Oct. 29, 2012                                   

DANVILLE, Pa. – The Geisinger Cancer Institute at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) has received Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer.

“Our GMC clinic is now recognized among only 150 cancer centers in the United States to have earned this designation,” said Mark Wojtowicz, manager of Geisinger’s NCI Community Cancers Center Program (NCCCP). “This certification reflects the high standards we have set for providing safe, quality cancer care to our patients.”

The QOPI Certification Program is an oncologist-led, practice-based quality improvement initiative that recognizes medical oncology and hematology/oncology providers that are committed to delivering the highest quality of cancer care. The QOPI Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices.

About ASCO
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 30,000 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 Geisinger Health System
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development and implementation of innovative care models including ProvenHealth Navigator, an advanced medical home model, and ProvenCare program. The system serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information, visit  Geisinger. Follow the latest Geisinger news and more at Twitter and  Facebook.

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