The Breast Health Clinic at Womack Army Medical Center has been granted a three year, full accreditation designation by the national Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, 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.
The American Cancer Society estimated hundreds of thousands of women will deal with benign breast disease that will require medical evaluation for treatment options.
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 multi-disciplinary 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
For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, please visit their website at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.