UPMC San Pietro FBF Receives JCI Accreditation

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center San Pietro FBF: JCI (Joint Commission International) accreditation confirmed thanks to the strict anti-Covid-19 security measures

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center San Pietro FBF, a highly specialized radiotherapy center, of UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) in Rome, has obtained, for the second time, the JCI (Joint Commission International) accreditation. The Center had won this recognition, a reference goal for the health world at an international level, for the first time in 2017: now it is reconfirmed until 2023. The accreditation was issued after a careful analysis of the quality standards of the center, in order to establish its adherence to those models of excellence designed to ensure and constantly improve patient safety and the quality of health care.

"The confirmation of the JCI accreditation of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center San Pietro FBF comes in the midst of a health emergency, testifying to the excellence of the Roman center even in this period of crisis. Therefore, we are doubly proud and willing to continue to work at our best to ensure safety and reliability." – said Piercarlo Gentile, Medical Director of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center San Pietro FBF – "This result is first and foremost a team achievement, the result of the competence and responsibility of all upstream staff at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. San Pietro FBF, fundamental to continue to operate effectively and efficiently despite the challenges of the period."

"Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the commission in charge carried out the remote evaluation without however diminishing the attention to detail and interviewing users directly. Crucial aspects such as continuity of care, infrastructure safety, staff training and therapeutic education of patients and family members were analyzed." – explained Elena Cino, Operations Manager of the center.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center San Pietro FBF, accredited to the National Health System, offers highly innovative treatments for all types of cancer for which radiotherapy is indicated, the first in Lazio to be equipped with a high-tech linear accelerator. The facility, part of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network, benefits from UPMC's innovation and international expertise by providing therapeutic solutions and care to cancer patients as close to home as possible.