BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton Regional Hospital continues to be honored and recognized as one of the leading hospitals in the nation — this time through its three year accreditation for Breast Care.
According to the hospital:
Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute – The Center for Breast Care, with the support of the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, was recently granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those 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. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and 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.
“We are extremely gratified to be recognized by the NAPBC for our breast care services,” said Kathy Schilling, MD, Medical Director of the Lynn Women’s Institute. “This accreditation is a strong testament to the commitment we have to providing the best and most advanced breast care to the patients we serve.”
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
- And, most importantly, quality breast care close to home.
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 15 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.
For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their Web site at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.
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