Roswell Park recognized for adult and pediatric care

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has once again been named a center of excellence (COE) for pediatric and adult populations by health services leader Optum for providing quality treatment for cancer patients. It is the only such designated center in Upstate New York.

The Buffalo-based cancer center retained the Optum COE designation after completing a rigorous qualification process.

“Optum provides a great resource to patients through this designation and all the work that goes into it,” says physician Boris Kuvshinoff, chief medical officer at Roswell Park. “Patients young and old can feel confident knowing they are receiving the highest-quality comprehensive cancer care when they come to Roswell Park.”

“We selected Roswell Park because of its commitment to providing high-quality care to patients receiving cancer treatment,” said physician Jon R. Friedman, chief medical officer at Optum for medical benefit management. “We commend them for their excellence in providing a best-practice cancer program.”

Roswell Park is also designated as an Optum Center of Excellence for both adult and pediatric blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) and has received that designation each year since 2005.

The Optum Cancer Centers of Excellence network provides access to cost-effective, high-quality cancer care for complex, hard to treat and hard to diagnose cancers. Optum developed its elite network of cancer centers by identifying best practice cancer programs throughout the U.S.