Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2010
Premiere Oncology announces today that it has been honored by Hematology & Oncology News & Issues® magazine with the Hematology & Oncology Practice Excellence Award (HOPE Award) in the category of “Integration of Care” among practices with one to three physicians.
“This award is especially significant in that our key focus is offering comprehensive and holistic cancer care in a supportive setting,” stated Lee Rosen, M.D., president and founder of Premiere Oncology. “To be recognized for clinical performance as well as solid business practices is an honor that our entire staff earned.”
“We are extremely pleased to recognize Premiere Oncology as a benchmark practice demonstrating standards of excellence in the ‘Integration of Care’ category,” said Larry Coutts, executive editor of Hematology & Oncology News & Issues magazine. “Dr. Rosen and the entire team of professional care providers and administrative staff are to be commended for their commitment and dedication to balancing economics and quality care. Truly, this practice is exemplary for its size, and it is a pleasure to present them as the current models of Hematology and Oncology Practice Excellence in the category of ‘Integration of Care’”.
“Physicians and health care providers while well-skilled in their profession receive little training in the ‘business’ of delivering that care,” Coutts said. “But, increasing interest in pay for performance models by payers has created a new kind of pressure on the oncology practice to develop measurable standards of practice.” This focus on balancing good business practices with quality treatment strategies is the focus of the publication’s initiative.
HOPE Award recipients are selected by a panel of oncology experts comprised of members of the publication’s editorial advisory board through a systematic analysis of metrics provided by award candidates. All submission forms are accessible via the publication’s website and from a blinded balloting process conducted with the HOPE panelists.
ABOUT PREMIERE ONCOLOGY
Premiere Oncology is a center of excellence dedicated to treating cancer patients by providing comprehensive and holistic clinical care with attention to issues of survivorship and longevity. The group provides standard hematology and oncology care and is internationally recognized as the leading private Phase I and Phase II oncology research clinic. In addition to its Santa Monica facility, Premiere Oncology has a research affiliation with Pacific Hematology and Oncology Associates in San Diego. Premiere Oncology’s flagship research and treatment center is located in Santa Monica, California where it is affiliated with the Saint John’s Health Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute. For more information about Premiere Oncology, visit us at http://www.premiereoncology.com.
ABOUT HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY NEWS & ISSUES MAGAZINE
Hematology & Oncology News & Issues® (HONI) is “The Business News Journal for Hematology and Oncology Practices.” Using this “business news publication” model, HONI provides cancer care professionals with the latest news and information that affects the “business of oncology,” (e.g. the practice management issues) of particular concern to the community-based oncology practice. In addition to the print edition of the magazine, the online community can be found at http://www.HemOnctown.com.
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