Published on January 28, 2014

Baptist Cancer Center's Stem Cell Transplant Program receives FACT accreditation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy awarded accreditation to Baptist Cancer Center's Stem Cell Transplant Program.

FACT provides a three-year certification for programs that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care and applies to all services and facilities that were inspected by FACT, specifically adult autologous hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation; peripheral blood cellular therapy product collection; and cellular therapy product processing with minimal manipulation.

The stem cell transplant program is located at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis.

According to Dr. Furhun Yunus, director of the stem cell transplant program, certification by FACT is a testament to the leading-edge care provided by the program and the overall quality of cancer care available at Baptist.

About Baptist

One of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the United States, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South. The Baptist system, which consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation, comprises 14 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 4,000 affiliated physicians; a multispecialty physician group; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by the Baptist College of Health Sciences. Baptist has more than 2,300 licensed beds system wide, employs more than 13,000 people and has approximately 85,000 admissions annually. For more information about Baptist, please visit or call 800-4-BAPTIST.

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