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Our commitment to cancer care is reflected by our recognition from a variety of organizations.

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Accreditation
Awarded commendations for 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award for focus on quality improvement and health outcomes.

Certified in Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI)
One of only four cancer centers in Minnesota to receive the QOPI certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

University of Minnesota Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
Consistently recognizes Regions Hospital as a top oncologist training site.

Regions was named a 2011 Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group
Leapfrog Group recognizes hospitals that deliver the highest quality care and gives consumer information to compare hospitals based on health care quality.

Clinical trials
Regions Hospital is a leading participant in clinical trials, ensuring patients receive the most appropriate and advanced treatments available. Clinical trials and research are available through the Metro Minnesota Community Clinical Oncology Program. Regions places more patients on clinical trials than any of the 19 participating hospitals.

Individual recognition

Everyone at our Cancer Care Centers provides exceptional service and care to our patients. These are a few individuals who have recently received recognition:

  • The National Cancer institute recognized Dr. Kurt Demel and Dr. Balkrishna Jahagirdar with a “Silver Certificate of Excellence" for patient enrollment to clinical trials for the grant year June 2010-May 2011.
  • The Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) recognized Dr. Daniel Anderson for his excellent principal investigator leadership. Regions Hospital and Riverside Clinic account for almost one out of every five patients enrolled through CCOP clinical trials in Minnesota, encompassing 19 hospitals.
  • Minnesota Monthly recently recognized Dr. Colleen Morton in their "Best Docs for Women" issue.
  • Dr. Balkrishna Jahagirdar received the University of Minnesota Clinical Excellence Award for Regions Hospital. He was selected by provider evaluations, outstanding medical knowledge and contributions to resident education.