Holy Cross Hospital is among the first 200 in the nation to achieve designation from National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital is now accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), which represents a consortium of national, 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.
Holy Cross Hospital is among the first 200 in the country to receive this accreditation. NAPBC-accreditation is granted only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment and is able to comply with established NAPBC standards. Each center must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with the NAPBC standards. To maintain accreditation, centers must undergo an on-site review every three years.
“This accreditation makes a strong statement about how we at Holy Cross approach women’s health issues,” said Holy Cross President and CEO Patrick Taylor, M.D. “Our team of distinguished specialists understands that this is a terrifying time for the one in eight women who will face a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.”
NAPBC-accredited centers must demonstrate a multidisciplinary, team approach to coordinate the best care and treatment options available; have access to breast cancer-related information, education and support; provide breast cancer data collection on quality indicators for all subspecialties involved in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment; provide ongoing monitoring and improvement of care; and offer information about clinical trials and new treatment options.
“Our commitment is to aggressively treat cancer while preserving patient quality of life and improve the chances for long-term survival,” said Dr. Taylor. “The Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center is a leader in comprehensive care, innovative technology and pioneering research.”