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MISSION STATEMENT/PHILOPSOPHY:

To provide the most powerful team of cancer experts investing in the health of our patients by pursuing the most advanced and innovative treatment methods and providing unrelenting dedication to our patients. 

LOCATIONS:

Tulsa Oklahoma

Bartlesville Oklahoma

McAlester Oklahoma

PRACTICE DETAILS (how many providers, how many employees, etc):

10 Medical Oncologists

4 Gyn Oncologists

4 Rad. Oncologists

3 Dermatologists specializing in cancer

14 Mid-levels

2 Pharm. Ds

QUALIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS (are you QOPI certified, etc.):

QOPI Certified

ACHC Certified Specialty/Oncology Pharmacy

INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY SERVICES STAFF W/ BRIEF BIO:

Darrell Willyard Pharm. D.

Linda Purdom RN OCN

Shelly Striplin Pharmacy Tech

Orlando Franco Pharmacy Tech, MA

DISPENSING TYPE (RETAIL VS DISPENSARY):

Oklahoma Licensed Retail Pharmacy

SERVICES PROVIDED (BONE MARROW, RADIATION, CHEMO):

62 Chair infusion Suite (Tulsa) 14 Chairs (Bartlesville) 12 chairs (McAlester)

Radiation (Tulsa)

Dermatology (Mohs Surgery) Tulsa

WHY DID  YOU JOIN NCODA?

Terrific way to meet and share ideas with other people with similar jobs/goals.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US?

Mike Reff called and spoke to me.

HOW CAN NCODA HELP YOU?

My favorite part is networking at meetings.

As a small pharmacy with only 1 retail pharmacist- I appreciate the PQI and Oral Chemo Drug information sheets.  These save me time and manpower in having the work performed for me.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH NCODA?

I am open to helping in any way that I am needed.

WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES YOU FACE NOW OR WILL FACE IN THE FUTURE OF ONCOLOGY?

We are working hard to manage DIR fees and to stop the outflow of prescriptions to other Specialty Pharmacies.

 

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MISSION STATEMENT/PHILOPSOPHY:

To meet patients wherever they are on their cancer journey and walk with them on that journey; to provide compassionate, personalized cancer care for an unparalleled patient experience.

LOCATIONS:

Coeur D’ Alene, ID

PRACTICE DETAILS (how many providers, how many employees, etc):

3 MO/DO

2 ARNP

20-25 employees

INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY SERVICES STAFF W/ BRIEF BIO:

From Left to Right: Nicole Davis CPhT Oral Chemotherapy, Beverly Ward PharmD, Valerie Frodin CPhT IV Infusions)

DISPENSING TYPE (RETAIL VS DISPENSARY):

Medically Integrated Dispensing (MID)

SERVICES PROVIDED (BONE MARROW, RADIATION, CHEMO):

Patient Centered Care

IV Chemo Infusions

On-site MID

Genetic Testing

Clinical Trials

Nutrition Counseling

Financial Counseling

WHY DID  YOU JOIN NCODA?

I was shown NCODA by a fellow member and I appreciated all of the resources NCODA offered.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US?

Referred by a team member.

HOW CAN NCODA HELP YOU?

By assisting Beacon in our Mission to provide the highest quality patient centered care with treatment support kits, education and the latest news in oncology.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH NCODA?

Encouraging more co-workers to join NCODA, everyone can benefit!

WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES YOU FACE NOW OR WILL FACE IN THE FUTURE OF ONCOLOGY?

Being a newly opened, smaller clinic can be challenging in an environment where privately owned clinics are dwindling. NCODA offers the support we need to have the latest news in treatment and great support and education options for patients.

 

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MISSION STATEMENT/PHILOPSOPHY:

Our vision is to provide an exceptional, unsurpassed health care experience at the Cone Health Cancer care program.  Our mission is to create a patient-centered, safe, high-quality, comprehensive program to meet the needs of our community. Through an empowered team, we will provide outstanding, collaborative, coordinated care with empathy and compassion that will exceed our patients, customers and communities expectations.

LOCATIONS:

Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long – Greensboro, NC

Cone Health Cancer Center at Annie Penn- Reidsville, NC

Cone Health Cancer Center at Alamance Regional – Burlington, NC

Cone Health Cancer Center at MedCenter High Point – High Point, NC

Cone Health Cancer Center at MedCenter Mebane – Mebane, NC

Randolph Health Cancer Center  – Asheboro, NC

PRACTICE DETAILS (how many providers, how many employees, etc):

19 Medical Oncologists/Hematologists, 5 Gynecologic Oncologists, 1 Neuro-Oncologist

13 Advance Practice Providers

11 Oncology Pharmacists

1 Director of Oncology Pharmacy Services

1 Oncology Informatics Pharmacist

2 Oral Chemotherapy Pharmacists

2 Oral Oncology Specialty Patient Advocates

2 IV Drug Assistance Patient Advocates

1 Ambulatory Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Resident

QUALIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS (are you QOPI certified, etc.):

Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) certified

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC)

Radiation Oncology (American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited)

INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY SERVICES STAFF W/ BRIEF BIO:

DISPENSING TYPE (RETAIL VS DISPENSARY):

Retail pharmacy (Medically Integrated Pharmacy)

6 Medical offices with chemotherapy infusion suites

SERVICES PROVIDED (BONE MARROW, RADIATION, CHEMO):

CHCC offers outpatient chemotherapy (oral and infusion) services, inpatient chemotherapy, radiation oncology, specialty pharmacy services, genetics testing and counseling, nutrition support, clinical social workers, financial counselors, patient support and cancer survivorship programs.  The CHCC pharmacy team support learners from four colleges of pharmacy and two PGY1 pharmacy residency programs.  Our pharmacists are dedicated preceptors to our ASHP accredited, PGY2 Ambulatory Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Residency which began in 2005.  We have an active clinical trials program receiving NCI and ASCO recognition for high-quality clinical research and excellence in patient enrollments among community oncology practices.

WHY DID  YOU JOIN NCODA?

I joined NCODA to collaborate with similar community oncology practices dedicated to excellence in patient care and to participate in the numerous educational opportunities including PQI, Oral Chemo Education Sheets, and Clinical Corner Webinars.

HOW DID YOU BECOME A MEMBER?

I joined NCODA online.  Becoming a NCODA member is quick and easy.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US?  I learned about NCODA from colleagues and by reading an issue of Oncolytics Today.

HOW CAN NCODA HELP YOU? NCODA offers an oncology resource team from across the country to share knowledge, best practices, valuable experience and educational opportunities.  NCODA provides engaging, up-to-date education for our patients and for colleagues.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH NCODA?

Our passion is to educate and empower patients, colleagues and future colleagues to the highest quality, personalized, cancer care. I would like to see our students and residents involved in NCODA activities including Student Educational Talks (SETs), Oncology Journal Clubs, etc. I would also like to expand and promote NCODA’s Intravenous Chemotherapy Education (IVE).

WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES YOU FACE NOW OR WILL FACE IN THE FUTURE OF ONCOLOGY?

1) Financial barriers to oral oncology agents

2) Excessive out-of-pocket costs for IV chemotherapy medications

3) Creating and maintaining oncology treatment plans in the electronic medical record

4) Staying current with payer requirements including biosimilars

 

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MISSION STATEMENT/PHILOPSOPHY:

To ensure that all New Mexicans have access to world-class cancer care and benefit from advances in cancer research, the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center will provide outstanding cancer diagnosis and treatment, conduct world-class research to discover the causes and the cures for cancer, educate the next generation of cancer healthcare professionals, and overcome the significant cancer health disparities in the Southwest through community-based outreach programs.

LOCATION(S):

Come visit any time!  Our Retail Pharmacy Address is:

Cancer Center Pharmacy

1201 Camino De Salud NE Suite 1605

Albuquerque, NM 87102

PRACTICE DETAILS (how many providers, how many employees, etc):

The UNM Cancer Center is home to New Mexico’s largest and most experienced team of cancer experts. Our 130 board-certified oncology physicians represent every cancer specialty and are recruited from some of the world’s leading cancer institutions. In addition to providing comprehensive, compassionate cancer treatment, our physicians collaborate with the UNM Cancer Center’s internationally recognized team of researchers to translate cutting-edge discoveries into the most advanced cancer care available in New Mexico.

QUALIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS (are you QOPI certified, etc.)

  • NCI designated “Comprehensive Cancer Center”
  • QOPI certified
  • Commission on Cancer

INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY SERVICES STAFF W/ BRIEF BIO:

Our integral pharmacy team works together to provide care and services in multiple settings, including inpatient, outpatient clinics, outpatient infusion, clinical research, outpatient retail pharmacy, and soon outpatient bone marrow transplant services.  Our oral oncology team comprises of a dedicated 0.75 FTE pharmacist, Tiffany Menhorn, a clinical pharmacist, Harmony Bowles, and our outpatient retail pharmacist Amy Zarick Jones. Our team collaborates closely with our inpatient pharmacists and amazing pharmacy technicians and liaisons. We provide education and follow up to currently over 300 oral chemotherapy patients, of which we are actively following.

DISPENSING TYPE (RETAIL VS DISPENSARY)

Retail

SERVICES PROVIDED (BONE MARROW, RADIATION, CHEMO)

Radiology, Pathology, Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Cancer Surgery, Cancer Genetic Assessment, Bone Marrow Transplant, Clinical Research (NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center)

WHY DID YOU JOIN NCODA?

Desire to better our knowledge and learn best practices, specifically in regards to oral chemotherapy. To become part of a well-recognized organization and sharing its mission to provide positive outcomes for patients

HOW DID YOU BECOME A MEMBER?

Online via NCODA website.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US?

NCODA was discovered while talking with other pharmacists involved with oral chemotherapy education at other institutions and while searching for resources and organizations with more of a focus on oral chemotherapy.

HOW CAN NCODA HELP YOU?

After going to our first NCODA meeting, the 2019 Fall Summit, we were so impressed to learn about all the resources NCODA offers, particularly the Oral Chemotherapy Education sheets. the Positive Quality Interventions, and Treatment Support Kits.  We hope to continue to utilize and start implementing many of these up-to-date resources to better our practices and ultimately provide better patient care. We look forward to future meetings and learning about new resources and standards, as well as, the opportunity to continue to network with other institutions.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH NCODA?

When our institution is better able to implement NCODA resources, we would like to be able to share our experiences with NCODA. We hope by doing this, we will be able to help other practices and contribute to the improvement of patient care.

WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES YOU FACE NOW OR WILL FACE IN THE FUTURE OF ONCOLOGY?

Limited resources still proves to be one of our greatest challenges in order to provide better oral chemotherapy follow up, especially as the number or patients prescribed oral chemotherapy continues to rise. We realize the importance of follow up and how we can have an impact early on with adherence and managing toxicities. We would ideally like to follow up with patients sooner and more frequently. Communication continues to be another challenge with sometimes unclear starts of therapy and lack of communication of dose changes or discontinuation of therapy. Delay In therapy, determining delivery of medication, late education, and drug waste are other issues, particularly when oral chemotherapy is filled at outside pharmacies.

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MISSION STATEMENT/PHILOPSOPHY:

St. Elizabeth is here for each patient along every step of their journey. We offer a unique approach to patient care that helps us to ensure that all patient needs are met and can be found in one location.

LOCATION(S):

St. Elizabeth Healthcare is located in Northern Kentucky with locations in Edgewood, Florence, Fort Thomas, Covington, and Grant County. Oncology and infusion services are available at all sites (except Covington) and recently expanded to a fifth location in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

St. Elizabeth Oncology will open doors to a state-of-the-art, comprehensive cancer center in Fall 2020 at the Edgewood location.

PRACTICE DETAILS (how many providers, how many employees, etc):

The St. Elizabeth Oncology division supports various hematology/oncology specialties and providers, including medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and nurse practitioners. Additional comprehensive services are provided across our centers and include radiation, precision medicine, palliative care, and clinical research. The new cancer center will also provide unique ancillary services for patients and families including art and music therapy, mindful yoga, culinary classes, and more.

QUALIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS (are you QOPI certified, etc.)

Commission on Cancer

INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY SERVICES STAFF W/ BRIEF BIO:

Oncology pharmacists are integral team members in all aspects of care, including inpatient and acute care, outpatient infusion services, outpatient clinics, specialty pharmacy, clinical research, and precision medicine. Pharmacists are leaders in the division, maintaining treatment plans and clinical pathways, providing financial advocacy, educating patients and staff, and always working to provide the highest level of comprehensive patient care.

DISPENSING TYPE (RETAIL VS DISPENSARY)

St. Elizabeth Specialty Pharmacy manages and fills prescriptions for critical and complex conditions, including cancer. St. Elizabeth also utilizes internal retail pharmacies for dispensation of supportive cancer medications.

SERVICES PROVIDED (BONE MARROW, RADIATION, CHEMO)

As above

WHY DID YOU JOIN NCODA?

NCODA is an integral part of oncology pharmacist advocacy. Its national platform connects oncology pharmacy practices and facilitates collaboration between the continuum of oncology care. NCODA provides endless opportunities for information dissemination, including new drug updates and webinars, allowing busy pharmacists to remain up to date in order to provide excellent patient care!

HOW DID YOU BECOME A MEMBER?

Oncolytics Today has always been a mainstay for our practice; however, upon St. Elizabeth’s invitation to speak during the NCODA Webinar Series “Supporting the Practices Through the COVID-19 Pandemic,” we became members.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US?

NCODA is a well-recognized institution. Partnerships with HOPA, ASCO, ACCC, and ONS potentiate its reputation and broaden its reach.

HOW CAN NCODA HELP YOU?

St. Elizabeth values the resources developed and shared by NCODA, especially the Cost Avoidance and Waste Tracker and Financial Assistance Tool. We would like to see NCODA continue to innovate and share standardized tools to aid in oncology pharmacy practice and patient care.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH NCODA?

St. Elizabeth would like to continue our positive relationship with NCODA, including opportunities to share our experience and connect clinical practice with the continuum of care.

WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES YOU FACE NOW OR WILL FACE IN THE FUTURE OF ONCOLOGY?

Due to the financial burden of oncology medications and tough patient situations of unaffordability, St. Elizabeth Healthcare would look to NCODA to aid with developing tools to establish a charitable repository of oral oncolytics within practices.

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