Breast Care at The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Secures Prestigious Accreditation

(CINCINNATI; April 8, 2014) - Mercy Health, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the breast center at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health has received a full, three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.  

The NAPBC gives accreditation only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. 

“The Jewish Hospital has a long history of providing exceptional breast care, starting with our mobile mammography program. In operation since 1987, our mobile mammography program was the first in the area to feature 3D imaging known as breast tomosynthesis that can help increase the chance of detecting breast cancer early,” says Steve Holman, Mercy Health Central Market Leader and President. “We support the breast care we provide at The Jewish Hospital with a comprehensive breast cancer care program that guides patients from diagnosis all the way through to recovery.”

During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the following areas:
• center leadership
• clinical management
• research
• community outreach
• professional education
• quality improvement

A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation and patient and professional education. Its board membership includes professionals from 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care. 

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 232,340 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 2013. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options.

Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will 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
• and, most importantly, quality breast care close to home

For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit its website at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.

If you want to know more about breast care at The Jewish Hospital, located at 4700 East Galbraith Road in Kenwood, ZIP 45236, please call 513-686-3300 for more information.