Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care Receives Re-Certification by QOPI? for High-Quality Cancer Care

RIDGEWOOD, NJ, March 29, 2024 – Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care’s outpatient Hematology-Oncology Department has been re-certified for excellence in hematology-oncology by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI?) Certification Program.

The QOPI? Certification Program is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of Clinical Oncology and an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It provides three-year certifications to outpatient hematology-oncology and medical oncology practices for meeting nationally recognized standards for quality and safety in cancer care. Over 300 practices around the world have been certified by QOPI.

To achieve this certification, Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care participated in a voluntary comprehensive site assessment and successfully compiled to specified standards and objectives of the QOPI Certification Program. These standards covered:

Treatment planning

Staff training and education

Chemotherapy orders and drug preparation

Patient consent and education

Safe chemotherapy administration

Monitoring and assessment of patient well-being

“We are proud to have earned this re-certification,” said Ephraim Casper, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care. “It is a testament to our commitment to continuous quality improvement and safety.”

“QOPI certified practices work diligently to ensure that their patients receive the highest quality of care possible,” said Everett E. Vokes, MD, FASCO, Board Chair of the Association for Clinical Oncology. “By going through the certification process, practices are ensuring that patients are at the focus of their work, striving for better patient experiences and outcomes.”

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About the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Association for Clinical Oncology

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (the Society) and the Association for Clinical Oncology (the Association) are committed to making a world of difference in cancer care. The Society and the Association represent nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of the highest-quality patient care, the Society works to conquer cancer and create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. The Association works to ensure that all individuals with cancer have access to high-quality, affordable care; that the cancer care delivery system supports oncology providers in their delivery of optimal cancer care; and that our nation supports federal funding for cancer research as well as efforts centered on cancer prevention, drug development, and clinical trials. Learn more about the Society at, explore patient education resources at www.Cancer.Net, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. Learn more about the Association at and follow us on Twitter.

About QOPI Certification Program, LLC

The QOPI? Certification Program, LLC was launched in January 2010, and over 300 practices are currently certified. This certification for outpatient oncology practices is the first program of its kind for oncology in the United States and in 2016 was expanded internationally. Practices that are QOPI? Certified successfully met the standards and objectives of the QOPI? Certification Program, which includes scoring above the threshold on the key QOPI? quality measures and meeting chemotherapy safety standards established by the Society and the Oncology Nursing Society.

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