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Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine

Mission Statement:

The mission of SCI is to serve the people of central and southern Illinois by addressing their present and future cancer care needs through medical education, biomedical research, patient care and community service.

Locations:

315 West Carpenter, Springfield, IL

Practice Details:

We have 26 providers in oncology, surgery, counseling and genetic counseling. Employees, including administrative, front desk staff, and medical personnel number approximately 60.

Qualifications/Credentials

Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI)

Simmons Cancer Institute is certified by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) through the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Only 276 practices in the United States are currently QOPI certified (Fall 2016). The QOPI Certification Program incorporates measures and standards based on clinical guidelines for quality oncology care. It is led by practicing oncologists, advanced practice oncology providers, Oncology Certified Nurses and quality experts.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

Simmons Cancer Institute’s Breast Center has been rated 100 percent compliant on all 27 evaluation standards for accreditation used by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Administered by the American College of Surgeons, the NAPBC was established to ensure that accredited institutions provide the most efficient, effective and up-to-date care available for patients with breast disease. The 100 percent rating includes the requirement that breast centers provide patients with information about ongoing cancer clinical trials and new treatment options. Other standards include access to prevention and early detection programs, cancer education and support services. The NAPBC also requires that programs conduct regular self-assessments to monitor outcomes while constantly seeking out ways to provide better service to the community.

Pharmacy Services Staff

The Infusion Center offers chemotherapy administration, IVIG, bladder installations, and other various intravenous infusions including iron and electrolytes. In October 2018, we will have our own physician dispensary for oral chemotherapy.

Megan Adami, Pharmacy Supervisor, Simmons Cancer Institute. Megan received her PharmD from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy.

Peggy Martin, Pharmacy Technician, Simmons Cancer Institute.