The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health Earns Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, has granted The Jewish Hospital a three-year, full accreditation designation.
“The Jewish Hospital is committed to offering its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease,” said Mercy Health Central Market President and CEO Pat Davis-Hagens. “Accreditation by the NAPBC is very meaningful to us because only those centers that voluntarily commit to providing the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance achieve it.”
During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.
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.
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
- quality breast care close to home
The American Cancer Society estimated that there would be 231,840 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 2015. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options.
For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, please visit www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.