BRONXVILLE, N.Y. --The Carol H. Taylor Breast Health Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital has been granted a three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
The program administered by the American College of Surgeons. 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.
Patients who receive care at a NAPBC-accredited center have access to the following services:
- 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
- Quality breast care close to home.
“We’ve worked hard to achieve this designation, and I am so proud of the entire team here at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence,” said Dr. Anthony Provenzano, chairman, NewYork- Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital Cancer Committee.
During the survey process, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence demonstrated compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. These standards include proficiency in the areas of center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.
Breast centers that achieve NAPBC accreditation show a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.
“This is a very special and unique place,” said the NAPBC surveyor who visited NewYork- Presbyterian/Lawrence. “It is rare to see a community hospital that provides such outstanding primary care for its population, in addition to a rich and robust cancer program, specifically for breast cancer.”
The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of thequality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific alidation, and patient and professional education.
Its board membership includes professionals from 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.
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