The Breast Center at St. Peter’s Hospital 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.
According to the NAPBC, a breast center that achieves this accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.
“A cancer diagnosis is among the most difficult news an individual may receive in their lifetime,” said Virginia Golden, chief executive officer of St. Peter’s Hospital, an affiliate of St. Peter’s Health Partners. “With boundless compassion and the most advanced technology, the Breast Center team gives its all every day to produce the best possible outcomes for patients. We congratulate the Breast Center physicians, nurses, and staff for earning this recognition from the NAPBC.”
“At the Breast Center, our goal is to ensure patients who entrust their care to St. Peter’s receive the highest level of care available to maintain a winning edge in the fight against breast disease,” said Andrew C. Warheit, M.D., medical director of the Breast Center at St. Peter’s Hospital. “I am pleased to have our efforts recognized by the NAPBC, and commend our team for their commitment to the prompt, sophisticated, and compassionate care they provide to our patients.”
NAPBC accreditation is reserved for 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. 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.
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2015, and approximately 40,290 women of those women died from breast cancer. Beyond those tragic cases, hundreds of thousands of women every year face benign breast disease and require medical evaluation for treatment options.
- 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.
Administered by the American College of Surgeons, 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.