The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted a three-year accreditation to the Mercy Health Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer program, further solidifying the high-quality, comprehensive and compassionate care delivered at the Elyria-based center. 

This distinction further solidifies the high-quality, comprehensive and compassionate cancer care available to the Lorain County community; this is the first time the newly formed program has been accredited. 

NAPBC standards focus on a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. Patients at the NAPBC accredited Mercy Health Cancer Center will have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient centered services that focus on the whole life change a cancer diagnosis causes.   

“This accreditation is a testament to our entire breast care team and the continued commitment to bringing the latest in breast cancer care treatment, technology and technique where our community needs it most, close to home,” said Dr. Mita Patel, breast care oncologist at Mercy Health – Lorain.

Receiving care at this NAPBC-accredited center ensures that patients 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

“Our program is equipped to assist in all aspects of breast care, from initial imaging using 3D technology, to comprehensive treatment planning along with an expertly trained clinical staff.” said Dr. Patel. “Additionally, our patients have the benefit of a breast navigator. An advocate and guide for every aspect of their care, from financial advisement, to coordinating appointment through being the patient’s number one supporter, our navigators are there each and every step.”

The Mercy Health Cancer Center, located in Elyria, provides comprehensive care for a number of cancer types and will include highly-specialized care as Mercy Health continues to transition to a new cancer affiliation with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute’s The James Cancer Network.