St. Mary-Corwin’s cancer care is an Approved and Accredited Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). The CoC is a highly respected medical accrediting body, and the accreditation is a validation of the excellence in quality cancer care at St. Mary-Corwin. Only one in four hospitals treating cancer patients has this special CoC approval and accreditation.
St. Mary-Corwin is home to the only accredited Breast Center of Excellence in southern Colorado, south of Colorado Springs. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is the gold standard in breast accreditations and St. Mary-Corwin is proud to be a NAPBC accredited breast center.
The Breast Center of Excellence at St. Mary-Corwin is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding facilities this status, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned a higher standard of accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy), and breast MRI. The department meets the highest standards for image quality and radiation safety set by the ACR.
The National Consortium of Breast Centers invites breast centers from across the United States – including St. Mary-Corwin – to participate in its National Quality Measures for Breast Centers™ Program (NQMBC™). St. Mary-Corwin proudly participates in the NQMBC™ program which provides breast health care facilities with the ability to track and measure quality performance in more than 30 separate quality indicators. The most impressive component of this program is the ability of participants to enter data and immediately compare their performance on these measures with other participating breast centers around the country. Current participants use these comparison reports to identify where quality care already exists and where quality care improvements can be made.