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Paoli Hospital’s Breast Program Granted National Accreditation

Monday, July 06, 2009

Only one of 51 nationwide to achieve this recognition 

(PAOLI, Pa.)—Paoli Hospital’s Breast Program has been 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.

“As one of 51 centers in the United States, we join an elite group of hospitals that ensures their patients receive quality, comprehensive breast care close to home,” said Dr. Robert Fried, Paoli Hospital’s Chief of Surgery and Chairman of the Breast Program Leadership Committee. “We were especially recognized for our strengths in having an exceptional team approach to providing the best treatment options, and our commitment to research and community outreach.” 

During the comprehensive 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.

Paoli Hospital’s Breast Health Center is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of breast health experts and offers the most current technology in a soothing, spa-like environment, including digital mammography with computer-aided detection, ultrasound-guided biopsy, and stereotactic biopsy and needle localization.

The Cancer Center of Paoli Hospital, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, provides the latest in chemotherapy and biotherapy treatments and state-of-the-art technologies in radiation oncology including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and MammoSite® brachytherapy. Accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program, the Center also offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary team approach with access to innovative clinical research, education and support services.
 
The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with disease 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.

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