Awards and Recognition
The Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is honored to be recognized by many national and international organizations for its both its research and clinical accomplishments.
Surveyors Give Cancer Center Two Perfect Scores and a Commendation
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has conferred three-year accreditation at the highest level on the Leon V. and Marilyn L. Rosenberg Clinical Cancer Center at BIDMC. In addition, the National Accreditation Program for Breast Center (NAPBC) of the ACS has awarded the BreastCare Center three-year accreditation after a survey that produced a perfect score.
The CoC surveyors visited the Cancer Center March 27, 2014. The BIDMC cancer program won recognition at the Gold level, the highest survey score possible. It received commendations on all seven standards eligible for a commendation rating, and was found to be in compliance with all other standards for a total of 33. Among the elements surveyed were clinical services, leadership, physician consultation about cases, medical education, quality improvement programs and data collection.
The NAPBC surveyors visited the BreastCare Center March 28, 2014. They found no deficiencies in an evaluation that focused on 17 components of care and 28 different standards. In their summary, the surveyors wrote, “Patients who are seen here receive excellent, seamless high quality breast care.”
ASCO Certifies BIDMC's Quality Oncology Care
The Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program for meeting the highest quality standards for cancer care. The Cancer Center’s QOPI Certification in 2012 was one of the first awarded to an academic medical center. BIDMC is the only hospital in Boston with this status.
The QOPI organization, run by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), biannually collects data that provides insight into national trends in cancer care. Participation in the process provides practices with quality improvement goals, learning opportunities and feedback, according to ASCO.