Methodist Charlton Nationally Recognized for Breast Cancer Care

Southern Dallas County – Methodist Charlton Medical Center is now nationally accredited as a Breast Center of Excellence. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) gives the recognition to hospitals that have undergone a rigorous evaluation. The evaluation determines the hospitals are providing high quality breast care to women diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The NAPBC is administered by the American College of Surgeons.

Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to:

  • Diagnostic services, including digital mammography, ultrasound, stereotactic & ultrasound guided breast and surgical biopsies, and bone densitometry exams. Patients have access to a variety of treatments and surgical services, including reconstructive surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, and radiation therapy.
  • Multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the high quality treatment options. The medical specialties involved in this coordinated effort include radiologists, surgeons, reconstructive surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists.
  • Dedicated, fellowship-trained breast surgeon who specializes in breast surgical oncology and oncoplastic reconstruction of the breast.
  • Cancer nurse navigator who helps guide patients through cancer treatment by answering questions, coordinating care and appointments, and providing education and emotional support to breast cancer patients.

Patient Wanza Coates says her cancer nurse navigator not only prepared her for surgery, but was also there to support her the day of surgery. “Thanks to Methodist Charlton’s nurse navigator program, I never felt alone,” Coates says.

“It is an honor to be recognized as among some of the highest level of breast treatment centers in the nation,” says Darshan Gandhi, MD, MBA, Medical Director of Oncology at Methodist Charlton. “This accreditation will help us provide maintain a high quality of comprehensive breast care to our patients, ranging from benign breast diseases to cancers."

Methodist Charlton joins Methodist Dallas Medical Center and Methodist Richardson Medical Center in receiving NAPBC accreditation. For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their website at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org. For more information on the Methodist Charlton Breast Center of Excellence, visit www.methodisthealthsystem.org/CharltonWomensImaging.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, or any of its affiliated hospitals.

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated health care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Four hospitals and 28 Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are among the facilities served by the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the fastest-growing health systems in America, Methodist continues to add facilities and services to enhance patient care along the entire continuum. Additional information is available at MethodistHealthSystem.org. Connect through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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