MidState Medical Center Cancer Program is Certified for Excellence

May 20, 2016

The medical oncology program for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center has received formal certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology for maintaining the highest standards of quality and evidence-based cancer care.

"We are proud to receive this recognition, which is a reflection of the dedication and expertise we bring to our patients every day," said Rajani Nadkarni, MD, a MidState medical oncologist who led the effort for certification.

"We have an outstanding team of physicians and staff who have worked enormously hard to achieve this recognition," said Kristoffer Popovitch, regional director of oncology for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, one of Connecticut’s largest and most comprehensive cancer programs. The Institute includes the cancer center at MidState as well as four other centers across the state.

The recognition grants the MidState program certification under the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) - one of roughly 250 medical oncology programs and physician practices across the country to be certified under QOPI. Certification is granted after the program is carefully evaluated along several core measures, including data showing methodologies and outcomes for delivering care to patients. The program must show it meets the most rigorous standards of care for each of these measures. For more information, go to our cancer page.

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