On Nov. 1, 2010, Oncology Associates (OA) became affiliated with Mercy, ensuring cancer treatment at Mercy’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center continues to be first-rate and patient-focused. OA has a team of five experienced oncologists, a nurse practitioner and 50 support staff members. All of OA’s full-time nurses are oncology certified.
OA oncologists travel to outreach clinics in the surrounding area, including Anamosa, Independence, Manchester and Vinton to provide high quality oncology care for patients with limited access, or limited transportation, to health services.
OA has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. This program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet standards for quality cancer care.