MARIETTA – The National Breast Center Accreditation Program administered by the American College of Surgeons has granted accredited status to Memorial Health System’s Cancer Center.
To achieve voluntary accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with program standards that address leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and patient quality improvement. . Breast centers seeking accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers undergo an on-site visit every three years.
As an accredited center, Memorial Health System’s Cancer Center is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care, resulting in high-quality care for patients with cancer. breast disease. Patients can be confident that their breast care team includes healthcare professionals from various disciplines who are committed to working together to provide the best care available throughout their treatment.
Patients receiving care at an accredited center also have access to information about clinical trials, new treatment options, genetic counselling, patient-centered services including psychosocial support, rehabilitation services and care. to survivors.
“Our healthcare system is committed to providing the highest quality care to our breast cancer patients. The reaccreditation shows the level of expertise that our team possesses and, through the Cancer Center, offers to our community,” Scott Cantley, president and CEO of Memorial Health System, said. “We are proud to help our patients on their journey to treatment. »
Accreditation by the National Breast Center Accreditation Program is granted to programs that are committed to providing the best possible care to breast cancer patients. The National Breast Center Accreditation Program provides the structure and resources to develop and operate a high quality breast center and accredited program.
Patients receiving care in a center accredited by the National Breast Center Accreditation Program have access to:
* Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services.
* Information on ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options.
* Multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options.
The National Breast Center Accreditation Program represents a consortium of national professional organizations dedicated to the quality of care for patients with breast disease. Its Board of Directors includes professionals from more than 20 national organizations representing the full spectrum of breast care.
For more information, visit https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/napbc. Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit regional health system run by a volunteer board of community members.