Saturday, 24th February 2018
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The UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre, based in Waterford, is an advanced radiation therapy centre serving patients in the Southeast, is leveraging its successful track record of delivering the highest quality standards of cancer care to assist partner clinicians in Rome.

Having successfully completed three of its own Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation surveys, the gold standard in terms of global health care, the Cancer Centre welcomed colleagues from UPMC San Pietro FBF this past week to share knowledge and information related to quality and safety standards.

“While we are incredibly proud that we have been JCI-accredited since 2008, we are even more proud of how that translates into exceptional patient care and are very excited to be able to share this experience with our colleagues from Rome,” said Catriona McDonald, director of operations at UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre.

The JCI accreditation process focuses on determining whether the right systems and processes are in place to support high-quality and safe patient care and whether there is the culture and capacity to continuously improve care.

“Ensuring our patients receive the best possible care is our No. 1 priority, and demonstrating compliance with JCI standards serves as validation of this commitment. We are fortunate to be part of UPMC’s global network where we can take advantage of the experience and expertise of our colleagues in Italy and worldwide and at a place like UPMC Whitfield and ISMETT,” said Elena Cino, director of operations at UPMC San Pietro FBF.

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