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Woodland Healthcare earns recognition for cancer care

By From page A15 | April 21, 2013

Woodland Healthcare has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative certification program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.

“As oncologists, our goal is to provide the highest levels of care and life quality for our patients,” said Alborz Alali, M.D., medical director of hematology and oncology at Woodland Healthcare. “The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative … is designed by leaders in the profession and gives practices the ability to continuously improve the quality of care they provide.

“This culture of excellence will be especially important in coming years as treatment of malignant disease advances in all fields. By participating in QOPI, our cancer center demonstrates we are striving to improve the medical and psychosocial care of our patients.”

The voluntary self-assessment and improvement program was created in 2006 to help hematology-oncology and medical oncology practices assess the quality of the care they provide to patients. Individual practices are able to compare their performance to data from other practices across the country. Based on this feedback, doctors and practices can identify areas for improvement.

Enterprise staff

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