South Shore Hospital Breast Care Center Fully Re-Accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
South Shore Health's Breast Care Center has been granted another three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
“We are very proud of the NAPBC reaccreditation of the Breast Care Center at South Shore Health. The achievement shines a light on the dedication of providers and staff in the program to provide patients with the highest level of quality, comprehensive breast care,” said Jennifer Croes, Executive Director, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital.
Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures 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
- Quality breast care close to home
NAPBC accreditation is exclusively awarded to those centers that voluntarily commit to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. 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
- 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.