The PinnacleHealth Breast Care Center has received three-year re-accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. The NAPBC represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to setting the highest clinical targets for the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast.
NAPBC-accredited breast centers are leading organizations in their field and are dedicated to providing high-quality care. Women with breast disease/cancer who go to an NAPBC-accredited breast center can expect timely, efficient, compassionate care, from physical examination and treatment to follow-up and survivorship. To earn accreditation, a breast center must meet or exceed the NAPBC quality standards, pass an on-site survey every three years, and maintain high levels of excellence.
For the third time, PinnacleHealth has surpassed 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.
“Every patient is unique. Our multi-disciplinary team gives special attention to individual diagnosis and tailors holistic treatment plans to provide the best clinical and cosmetic outcome possible,” states Lisa Torp, MD, FACS, medical director of the PinnacleHealth Breast Care Center. “This accreditation reinforces that we have all the right tools and processes in place to provide the best care, but first and foremost we focus on listening and offering support to patients facing uncertain circumstances.”