Contact: Denise Bouillerce
Pleasanton, CA (February 2019) --Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare's Breast Center, 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. 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 NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation, and patient and professional education. Its board membership includes professionals from 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.
"We are extremely proud of our NAPBC re-accreditation because it shows that patients can turn to Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare for a multidisciplinary team approach to the best care and treatment options for breast cancer," said Tracey Lewis Taylor, COO of Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 232,340 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 20131 . In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options.
"Our goal is to provide every patient with individualized, compassionate care in our comprehensive breast center," said Denise Estrada, Manager of Women's Imaging and Cancer Services. "This designation reflects that commitment."