Jordan Hospital’s Breast Center Receives National Accreditation
PLYMOUTH, Mass., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Jordan Hospital today announces that the Jordan Hospital Breast Center has received a three-year/full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)–a program of the American College of Surgeons. Jordan Hospital is the 5th hospital in Massachusetts and the only hospital on the South Shore and Cape Cod to receive the national designation.
“We are honored to receive both recognition and national accreditation from the NAPBC and the American College of Surgeons for the high-quality of evaluation and treatment that the Jordan Hospital Breast Center provides,” says Jordan Hospital Breast Center Medical Director Dominic Zazzarino, MD, FACS. “This accreditation, and recent data from the American College of Surgeons highlighting Jordan Hospital’s quality of cancer care exceeds state averages, is the result of the dedicated staff, physicians, and nurses at Jordan Hospital,” adds Zazzarino.
In October, Jordan Hospital’s Breast Center celebrated its one-year anniversary and conducted 13,000 mammograms during its first year of operation. The Jordan Hospital Breast Health Center represents a concerted effort across medical, radiological and surgical disciplines at Jordan Hospital to provide the highest quality breast health care. The Breast Center’s advanced technology and multidisciplinary approach allows the treatment team to streamline the process from the time a patient enters the system and an abnormality is detected. One goal of the Breast Center is to have most diagnoses within five business days. The Breast Center offers comprehensive screening, diagnosis and treatment options for breast cancer patients in the community as well as a vast array of survivorship health and wellness programs.
Designation 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. Jordan Hospital’s Breast Center is compliant with all 27 standards–a perfect score.
The American Cancer Society estimated that approximately 192,370 patients were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 2009. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options.
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
And, most importantly,
- Quality breast care close to home.
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers 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.
Jordan Hospital is a not-for-profit organization serving 12 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. Established in 1901, Jordan Hospital is a full-service, 155-bed acute care community hospital accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.
Contact: Christopher Smalley (508) 989-4679 Beth Richter (617) 275-3286
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