North Shore-LIJ Bone Marrow Transplant Program Earns National Accreditation

Ruthee-Lu Bayer, MD

MANHASSET, NY – North Shore University Hospital’s Don Monti Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program recently received a three-year re-accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). 

Part of the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute, the transplant program underwent a rigorous inspection and evaluation to maintain its accreditation for another three years, underscoring the staff’s dedication to providing excellent patient care and laboratory practices.  As part of the reaccreditation process, clinical, bone marrow and peripheral blood collection were inspected and evaluated, as were the processing facilities at North Shore University Hospital.
The recognition is a testament to our commitment to providing our patients with the highest level of care,” said Ruthee-Lu Bayer, MD, the program director.  “Our staff prides itself on the expert care we offer and this recognition underscores their hard work.”
The transplant team at North Shore University Hospital has worked diligently to maintain its prestigious FACT accreditation. Commitment to patients' needs is of paramount importance in the review process, helping to ensure that patients treated at FACT-accredited organizations receive world-class care. 
FACT is the only accrediting organization that addresses all quality aspects of cellular therapy treatments: clinical care, donor management, cell collection, cell processing, cell storage and banking, cell transportation, cell administration, cell selection, and cell release.
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About North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute
The North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute offers inpatient services at North Shore University Hospital, LIJ Medical Center, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Glen Cove, Huntington, Southside, Lenox Hill, Staten Island University, Plainview, Forest Hills and Franklin hospitals. Outpatient services are available at the Monter Cancer Center in Lake Success, NY, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Glen Cove, Lenox Hill and Staten Island University hospitals, and physician offices throughout Queens, Long Island, Staten Island and Manhattan. With approximately200 physicians, the Cancer Institute is comprised of 12 centers of excellence focused on: brain tumors, breast cancer, cancer genetics, gastrointestinal oncology, gynecologic oncology, head and neck oncology, hematologic oncology, lung cancer, melanoma and rare skin cancer, supportive oncology and pain management, pediatric hematology/oncology, and prostate and genitourinary cancer. The Cancer Institute and its physicians are involved in more than 175 cancer clinical trials and have accumulated 30 years of experience in National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical research.

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