This accreditation affirms in the most essential way that we are delivering the finest care possible to our patients, and continue to demonstrate Excellence in Brooklyn.
MAIMONIDES BREAST CANCER CENTER RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS ACCREDITATION WITH A PERFECT SCORE FROM AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
The Maimonides Breast Cancer Center is the only dedicated Breast Cancer Center in Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY (July 10, 2014) - The Maimonides Breast Cancer Center has been granted a three-year/Full Accreditation designation, with a perfect score of 100%, by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
The Breast Cancer Center demonstrated perfect compliance, passing 27/27 of the NAPBC standards, including proficiency in the areas of clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, quality improvement and center leadership.
Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care, and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. In the United States, there are over 6500 programs that care for patients with breast disease. Of these, 547 are accredited by the NAPBC, which means only 8% of hospitals in the nation have achieved this prestigious designation. In NY State, there are only 31 centers with this prestigious designation, 6 in the City of New York, only 1 of which (MMC) is in Brooklyn - Maimonides Breast Cancer Center.
"This is wonderful news for our patients," said Dr. Patrick Borgen, Chair of the Department of Surgery and Director of the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center. "The NAPBC accreditation affirms in the most essential way that we are delivering the finest care possible to each and every patient in Brooklyn."
The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 232,340 cases of invasive breast cancer occur annually in the US. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women will deal with benign breast disease this year, and will require medical evaluation for treatment options.
According to the NAPBC, breast centers that achieve accreditation have demonstrated a firm commitment to offer patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. Receiving care at an 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 option
"The Maimonides Breast Cancer Center literally encompasses every known modality and delivers care at the highest possible level for our patients," noted Dr. Borgen.
Patient care is, by definition, a team effort at Maimonides Medical Center. The Breast Cancer Center is a model of that dedication to reviewing every case from the perspective of all subspecialties. The survey process for NAPBC accreditation was accomplished with the cooperation of the many components of the team, including medical oncology, radiation oncology, nursing, breast imaging, genetics, pathology, social work and surgery.
The Maimonides Breast Cancer Center is the only dedicated Breast Cancer Center in Brooklyn. The center offers comprehensive screening, diagnostic, medical and surgical breast services across the full spectrum of breast disease, as well as nutrition and genetic counseling, and a full array of psycho-social support for patients and families. The team of doctors and nurses at the center are deeply committed to offering patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease by providing them with the highest level of quality breast care.
For more information on the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center, visit our website at http://www.maimonidesmed.org/CancerCenter/BreastCancer.aspx
or call (718) 765-2550.