Allina Health announced today that
the cancer program at Buffalo Hospital has received Virginia Piper Cancer
Institute designation and has a new name: Virginia Piper
Cancer Institute® - Buffalo.
"This designation validates the
excellent cancer care we provide at Buffalo Hospital. Our team
treats patients with the same quality and standards as other
Virginia Piper Cancer Institute locations, with the benefit of
being right here in our own community. We couldn't be more
proud," said Corinne Jordan, MD, Specialists
in General Surgery, surgeon at Buffalo Hospital and medical
advisor at Virginia Piper Cancer Institute.
Buffalo Hospital and
Virginia Piper Cancer Institute are both part of Allina Health.
To achieve designation as a Virginia Piper Cancer Institute,
sites must employ a consistent set of standards. The standards
include multidisciplinary care conferences to discuss patient
cases, cancer care coordination, on-site or access to genetic
counseling services, and adherence to National Comprehensive
Cancer Network evidence-based cancer care guidelines. Sites
must also have, or be working toward, the American College of
Surgeons' Commission on Cancer® accreditation.
Virginia Piper Cancer Institute recognition allows the
community to be assured that the level of cancer care available
locally at Buffalo and throughout the Allina system, is at the
highest quality level and in accordance with the highest
national standards," said Nicole Hartung, MD, medical
oncologist with Minnesota Oncology who sees patients at Allina Medical Clinic - Buffalo
and Buffalo Hospital.