Thirty-Three Oncology Practices Receive Prestigious Quality Certification from the Association for Clinical Oncology

For immediate release
February 7, 2020


Rachel Martin

Thirty-three practices in three countries have committed to providing high quality care by receiving the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification in the fourth quarter of 2019. The Association for Clinical Oncology (Association) applauds the work of these practices to ensure a better and healthier future.

"The newly certified and re-certified practices continue to demonstrate passion for quality care," said, Association Chair Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO. "By opting to dedicate time and resources toward this certification, they exemplify what all providers should strive for, in not just meeting guidelines and standards, but exceeding them."

The following practices achieved QOPI Certification or Re-certification, which is valid for a three-year period:

  •  Carteret Health Care – Morehead City, NC
  •  Central Care Cancer Center – Bolivar, MO
  • Clion – Salvador, Brazil
  • Fundación Jiménez Díaz – Madrid, Spain
  • Geisinger Clinic – Central Region – Danville, PA
  • Hospital Sírio-Libanês – São Paulo, Brazil
  • Salisbury VA Health Care System – Salisbury, NC
  • Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care – Paramus, NJ
  • Advocate Infusion Center Darien – Darien, IL
  • Advocate Medical Group – Chicago, IL
  • Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Aurora Cancer Care – Milwaukee, WI
  • Cabell Huntington Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center – Huntington, WV
  • Charleston Oncology – Charleston, SC
  • Creticos Cancer Center – Chicago, IL
  • Harrington Cancer Center – Amarillo, TX
  • HealthPartners Regions Hospital Cancer Care Centers – Saint Paul, MN
  • Illinois Cancer Specialists – Schaumburg, IL
  • Instituto De Oncologia do Vale – São José dos Campos, Brazil
  • Karmanos Cancer Center – Detroit, MI
  • Lake Physician Group – Medical Oncology – Baton Rouge, LA
  • Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates – Baton Rouge, LA
  • Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates d/b/a Mission Cancer + Blood – Des Moines, IA
  • New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology, P.A. – Hooksett, New Hampshire
  • Physicians’ Clinic Of Iowa, Department Of Hematology/Oncology – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Saint Agnes Cancer Institute – Baltimore, MD
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center – Hartford, CT
  • Sanford Cancer Center Hematology & Oncology – Sioux Falls, SD
  • Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center – Lincoln, NE
  • UH Seidman Cancer Center – Cleveland, OH
  • Virginia Oncology Associates – Norfolk, VA
  • West Cancer Center and Research Institute – Germantown, TN
  • West Michigan Cancer Center and Institute for Blood Disorders – Kalamazoo, MI

The QOPI® Certification Program, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association for Clinical Oncology (Association) and an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (Society), recognizes the delivery of high-quality care to patients in outpatient hematology-oncology practices. The QOPI Certification Standards serve as the framework for the program and as a guide to the best practices in oncology care. Individual practices are eligible to receive QOPI Certification based on their compliance with QOPI standards as assessed during an on-site survey. The QOPI quality standards address practice performance in several key areas, including:

  • Creating a safe environment—staffing, competencies, and general policy
  • Treatment planning, patient consent, and education
  • Ordering, preparing, dispensing, and administering chemotherapy
  • Monitoring after chemotherapy is given, including adherence, toxicity and complications.

More than 300 practices worldwide have current QOPI Certification. View the names and locations of all Certified practices around the world.

The Association and the Society are dedicated to innovative quality improvement programs, such as QOPI Certification, to foster the delivery of high-quality patient care around the world. For more information, please visit ASCO Practice Central.

About ASCO: 

The Association for Clinical Oncology is a 501 (c)(6) organization that represents nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology in 2019, the Association works to ensure that all individuals with cancer have access to high-quality, affordable care; that the cancer care delivery system supports optimal cancer care; and that our nation supports federal funding for cancer research as well as efforts centered on cancer prevention, drug development, and clinical trials. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter at @ASCO.