Omaha cancer clinic recognized by national committee for complete care

A privately owned oncology clinic in Omaha is one of the first two cancer centers in the country recognized for using a holistic approach to managing the care of cancer patients.

The Urology Cancer Center, 17607 Gold Plaza, has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a national accrediting body, as an oncology medical home.

The program, new this year, recognizes practices that communicate, collaborate and integrate care in ways that improve the quality of care.

Tricia Barrett, NCQA’s vice president of product design and support, said oncology practices have a unique relationship with patients, providing the principal long-term care of those in active cancer treatment and often taking on the role of primary care providers.

The treatment regimens of such patients can be very complicated and can affect other conditions for which they’re being treated, such as diabetes or congestive heart failure.