Prestigious QOPI Certification Awarded to PSMG!
The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has awarded Pacific Shores Medical Group (PSMG) with full QOPI Certification. Our PSMG Program met QOPI’s core standards in all areas of treatment, including treatment planning, staff training and education, chemotherapy orders and drug preparation, patient consent and education, safe chemotherapy administration, as well as monitoring and assessment of patient well-being. As indicated in the certification letter, “QOPI Certification reflects a commitment to quality of care that leads to fundamental changes in the clinical practice of oncology.” This achievement informs our patients, care givers, colleagues, medical staff, health plans, and the public about the high quality of our services. The certification is awarded exclusively based on an extensive assessment of quality measures including direct on-site observations by surveyors. It is comforting to know that you are cared for by a team who consistently adheres to the highest standards of quality oncology care. As indicated at the online QOPI site, “What this means for patients is that a practice location that is QOPI Certified is committed to delivering the highest quality of cancer care.” Please visit https://www.cancer.net/about-us/about-asco/about-qopi%C2%AE-certification-program for more information.
N. Simon Tchekmedyian MD FACP
Medical Director and CEO, PSMG