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Family Cancer Center Foundation receives ASCO’s quality oncology practice initiative recognition for top-quality cancer care

The Family Cancer Center Foundation, a part of Baptist Medical Group and a major player in the Baptist Cancer Center, has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

The QOPI® Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.

According to Dr. Stephen B. Edge, director of the Baptist Cancer Center, certification by the ASCO QOPI® program is a key component of helping to assure high-quality cancer care. Edge added that this national program, first proposed by Dr. Joseph Simone, who later became Baptist’s first Cancer Center director, sets high standards for demonstrating and maintaining quality.

“We are proud of the Family Cancer Center Foundation for this achievement,” said Edge.

Dr. Aleksander Jankov, hematologist/oncologist and vice president of Family Cancer Center Foundation, said, “We are certainly glad to be certified by QOPI, which recognizes our commitment to the pursuit of the highest quality oncology care. Achieving and maintaining excellence requires never-ceasing effort and dedication.”

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