Methodist Dallas Medical 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. Methodist is one of only three such centers in Dallas and 11 in Texas.
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.
"This prestigious NAPBC designation spotlights an emphasis our staff places on achieving compassionate, quality care on a daily basis," says Methodist Dallas President Laura Irvine, FACHE. "We are deeply honored to be recognized as among the highest level of breast cancer treatment centers in the nation and know that it comes after an extensive evaluation of our staff's outstanding performance."
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 15 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.
Receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access for:
- Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
And, most importantly,
- Quality breast care close to home.
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For more information about the nationally recognized breast center at Methodist Dallas, visit http://www.methodisthealthsystem.org/DallasBreastCenter.
Editors: For a photo of some of the Methodist Dallas breast cancer center staff, visit: http://www.methodisthealthsystem.org/NAPBC
Caption: Among staff for the Methodist Dallas nationally accredited breast cancer center are (from left) Cheryl Harth, MD; Martin Koonsman, MD; Maria Juarez, MD; Gilberto Jimenez-Justiniano, MD; Kesha Harris-Henderson, MD; Srinivasu Moparty, MD; Tamara Campbell, MD; Arve Gillette, MD; and Shoshanna Conway, RN.
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