Crystal Run earns quality cancer-care recognition

Crystal Run Healthcare has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, according to Dr. Manuel C. Perry, Crystal Run's oncology and hematology division leader.

The QOPI Certification Program certifies outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.

Crystal Run earned the same level of recognition 2010, at which time it was one of the first 16 community cancer care practices in the United States to earn certification from the ASCO.

This latest recognition is again valid for three years.

Crystal Run has met the program'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, and monitoring and assessment of patient well-being.