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Diablo Valley Oncology/Hematology Medical Group Recertified for Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diablo Valley Oncology and Hematology Medical Group has received reaccreditation by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).  The QOPI® Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.

"Our goal is to provide the highest level of care to every patient, every day - this recertification from ASCO and QOPI recognizes our commitment," said Sarah Buenviaje, Oncology Nurse Practitioner with Diablo Valley Oncology.

Diablo Valley Oncology was one of the first five practices in California to achieve QOPI certification in February 2011. In applying for recertification, Diablo Valley Oncology had to re-apply for certification and meet its requirements, which includes onsite review.

"Practices that choose to apply for recertification through QOPI demonstrate their continued commitment to the pursuit of clinical care excellence," said ASCO President Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP. "The QOPI Certification Program helps such practices assess the level of care they provide to their patients and demonstrates their commitment to maintaining quality and lifelong learning."

QOPI is a voluntary, self-assessment and improvement program launched by ASCO in 2006 to help hematology-oncology and medical oncology practices assess the quality of the care they provide to patients. The QOPI Certification Program (QCP) was launched in January 2010, with more than 190 practices already certified nationwide. This certification for outpatient oncology practices is the first program of its kind for oncology in the United States. Oncologists can achieve certification by demonstrating practice consistent with the highest standards of care. The QCP seal designates those practices that not only scored high on the key QOPI quality measures, but meet rigorous safety measures established by ASCO and the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). 

About DVO:
Diablo Valley Oncology / Hematology Medical Group provides comprehensive cancer care to patients by bringing together medical oncology, hematology, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, clinical trials, oncology rehabilitation and supportive care. The specialized care delivered by DVO combines the best in clinical medicine with an outstanding staff and services that meet the individual needs of each patient.

CONTACT:  Sandy Goldberg     [email protected]     (925) 677-5041 x 260

SOURCE Diablo Valley Oncology/Hematology Medical Group

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