Friday, September 9, 2011
Lancaster General Health’s (LG Health) Breast Cancer Program has received a three-year full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). According to NAPBC, LG Health’s program is one of about 200 in the country to receive this accreditation, which has been in existence for three years. It is the first time LG Health has received this recognition.
To attain this recognition, breast centers undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of their performance and compliance with the NAPBC standards and maintain their accreditation with on-site reviews every three years. NAPBC-accreditation is granted only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Several features of LG Health’s Center for Breast Health include digital mammography, MammoSite® Radiation therapy and breast MRI. When there is a diagnosis of breast cancer, nurse navigators guide patients through treatment and help coordinate their care with specialists. Other supportive services include a genetics testing program, a survivorship program and access to clinical trials. Lancaster General Health is a member of the Penn Cancer Network affiliation.
In the fall of 2011, LG Health will break ground for the new Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Center. The two-story, 70,000 square-foot center will be integrated with LG Health’s Radiation Oncology department at the Suburban Outpatient Pavilion on Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster.
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and the monitoring of outcomes for patients with diseases of the breast.
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