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Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare Receives Breast Center of Excellence Accreditation

Hospital news | Thursday, April 28, 2016

Contact: Denise Bouillerce

PLEASANTON, CALIF. – Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare has been granted a three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, and designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. ValleyCare is the only Breast Center in the Tri-Valley to achieve either of these accreditations.

"What sets ValleyCare's Breast Center apart is our team-oriented, personalized approach to patient care," said Denise Estrada, Manager of Cancer Services. "Everyone – physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, patient navigators – works together to provide each patient the highest level of care possible. We walk with patients every step of the way to ensure women receive care in an environment that supports their full healing."

Achieving NAPBC accreditation means that ValleyCare has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to centers that voluntarily undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

During the survey process, ValleyCare demonstrated 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.

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
  • Quality breast care close to home.


About Stanford Health Care
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About Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare
In 2015, ValleyCare Health System and Stanford Health Care partnered to become Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare. ValleyCare has provided high quality, compassionate, not-for-profit health care to the Tri-Valley and surrounding communities since 1961. With a passion for excellence and the pursuit of leading-edge technology, Stanford Health Care – Valley Care offers a wide range of health care services at its Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin medical facilities. Visit