BALTIMORE— The Breast Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has earned its fourth consecutive accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons .
Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years.
To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement for patients.
As a NAPBC-accredited center, the Breast Center at MedStar Franklin Square is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care resulting in high-quality care for patients with breast disease. Patients can be confident that their breast care team includes health care professionals from a variety of disciplines who are committed to working together to provide the best care available through their entire course of treatment. Patients receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatment options, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services including psychosocial support, rehabilitation services, and survivorship care.
“This recognition speaks not only to the wide range of expertise here at our breast center,” said Atsuko Okabe, breast surgeon, “but also the scope of therapies and surgical technology available. We are very proud of achieving this award for our twelfth year, and of the patient outcomes that have resulted from the quality of our program.”
Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to those programs that are committed to providing the best possible care to patients with breast cancer. The NAPBC provides the structure and resources develop and operate a high-quality breast center and accredited program. Patients receiving care at this NAPBC-accredited center have access to:
- comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
- a multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
For more information on the accreditation process, visit https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/napbc.
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