We received 3-year/full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)Administered by the American College of Surgeons
Our Breast Center at Woman’s Hospital has been granted three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. NAPBC Accreditation is awarded to centers that provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. Opened in 1985, the Breast Center at Woman’s is also a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Woman’s is currently the only Louisiana hospital with accreditations by both the NAPBC and ACR for excellence in breast care.
“By achieving NAPBC accreditation, Woman’s has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer our patients every advantage in their battle against breast disease,” says Teri Fontenot, President and CEO of Woman’s Hospital.
Woman’s medical team provides exceptional and comprehensive care, utilizing the latest surgical procedures, cancer treatments, genetic testing, reconstructive options, and provides guidance through support groups and patient navigators. The Woman's mobile mammography coach also provides digital screening mammography to low-income, at-risk, uninsured, and underinsured women in outlying areas.
Dr. Michael Hailey, Breast Surgeon at Woman’s Hospital and co-director of the Breast Program, explains, “Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to quality breast care close to home,” including the following services:
- Comprehensive care, including a full range of the most advanced services
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
Dr. Steve Sotile, Woman’s Radiologist and co-director of the Breast Program goes on to say, “This certification is reflective of Woman's long-standing commitment of providing the highest quality breast care to women.”
To achieve NAPBC full accreditation, Woman’s demonstrated full compliance of NAPBC standards for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. These standards included proficiency in the areas of center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.