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Maine Center for Cancer Medicine Achieves National QOPI® Certification
<0> CD&M CommunicationsNicole Jacques, 207-450-9943 </0>
Maine Center for Cancer Medicine and Blood Disorders (MCCM) has been nationally recognized for its commitment to continuous quality improvement in oncology care. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) awarded MCCM its QOPI (Quality Oncological Practice Initiative) Certification this month. MCCM participated in a three-year certification process to validate its treatment processes and earn the recognition. This certification confirms that MCCM provides its patients with the highest level of quality care, which is one of the most important aspects of a successful treatment outcome.
“MCCM’s QOPI Certification is awarded only to practices that have achieved the highest standards of quality and patient care in oncology,” said Steven L. D'Amato, BSPharm and Executive Director, MCCM. “This demonstrates our ongoing commitment to quality improvement and to providing patients the highest standards of care in the region.”
The rigorous certification process included on-site reviews, data collection, and a demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement. The entire staff and its practices were reviewed and assessed for quality, consistency and safety. For MCCM’s patients and their families, QOPI Certification confirms that MCCM is providing a well-rounded treatment that is among the best in the country.
MCCM supports its patients from diagnosis, through cancer treatment and follow-up reviews. Whether the goal of a treatment is to cure cancer, keep it from spreading, or to relieve the symptoms caused by cancer, MCCM provides exceptional care, counseling and options. Treatments at MCCM include chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy, biological therapy, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials.
Maine Center for Cancer Medicine and Blood Disorders (MCCM) is a private medical group practice composed of oncologists and hematologists representing 30% of the cancer specialists in Maine. MCCM’s mission is to provide people and their doctors access to excellence in medical care and information across the spectrum of cancers and blood disorders. Physicians work out of offices in Scarborough, Biddeford, Brunswick and Sanford; and travel to clinics in Belfast, Boothbay Harbor, Norway and North Conway, NH. MCCM strives to ensure the highest quality of oncological and hematological care is available to those who need it throughout the state. Clients of MCCM have access to state-of-the-art cancer chemotherapy, integrated cancer care and access to clinical trials. More information about MCCM is available online at mccm.org.