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Roswell Park Again Named an Optum Center of Excellence for Adult and Pediatric Care

  • Roswell Park consistently recognized by Optum for high-quality cancer care
  • Center is one of 38 in the U.S. named a Cancer Center of Excellence
  • Roswell Park is the only designated COE in Western and Upstate NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has once again been named a Center of Excellence (COE) for pediatric and adult populations by health services leader Optum for providing quality treatment for cancer patients. It is the only such designated center in Western and Upstate New York.

The Buffalo-based cancer center retained the Optum COE designation after completing a rigorous qualification process.

“Optum provides a great resource to patients through this designation and all the work that goes into it,” says Boris Kuvshinoff, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer at Roswell Park. “Patients young and old can feel confident knowing they are receiving the highest-quality comprehensive cancer care when they come to Roswell Park.”

“We selected Roswell Park because of its commitment to providing high-quality care to patients receiving cancer treatment,” says Jon R. Friedman, MD, FAST, chief medical officer at Optum for Medical Benefit Management. “We commend them for their excellence in providing a best-practice cancer program.”

Roswell Park is also designated as an Optum Center of Excellence for both adult and pediatric blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) and has received that designation each year since 2005.

The Optum Cancer Centers of Excellence network provides access to cost-effective, high-quality cancer care for complex, hard to treat and hard to diagnose cancers. Optum developed its elite network of cancer centers by identifying best practice cancer programs throughout the U.S.


About Roswell Park
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a community united by the drive to eliminate cancer’s grip on humanity by unlocking its secrets through personalized approaches and unleashing the healing power of hope. Founded by Dr. Roswell Park in 1898, it is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York. Learn more at www.roswellpark.org, or contact us at 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or ASKRoswell@RoswellPark.org.

About Optum
Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 185,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions to help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH). For more information, visit www.optum.com.


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