Fox Chase Cancer Center Announces New Name and Recertification for Palliative Care Program
Molly Collins, MD, FACP
To more accurately reflect the mission and vision of the program, Fox Chase Cancer Center recently announced that the name of the Pain and Palliative Care Program has been changed to the Supportive Oncology and Palliative Care Program (SOPCP). The program has also received, for the third time, the Joint Commission’s Special Certification in palliative care.
The mission of the program is to reduce the burden of cancer through all phases of the disease by providing patient- and family-centered care focused on the alleviation of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual distress. The program’s mission also includes training future leaders through a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program under the leadership of Molly Collins, MD, FACP, Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology. Education in palliative medicine is also provided to trainees and faculty in medical oncology, nursing, and other fields.
Additionally, the program was recently recertified in palliative care—for the third time—by the Joint Commission. The recertification recognizes SOPCP as a quality palliative care program with exceptional patient- and family-centered care.