Longmont United Hospital’s Breast Center earns reaccreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons

July 7, 2022

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted accredited status to Longmont United Hospital’s Breast Center in Longmont, CO. To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement for patients. Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years.

As a NAPBC-accredited center, Longmont United Hospital’s Breast Center is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care resulting in high-quality care for patients with breast disease. Patients can be confident that their breast care team includes health care professionals from a variety of disciplines who are committed to working together to provide the best care available through their entire course of treatment. Patients receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatment options, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services including psychosocial support, rehabilitation services, and survivorship care.  

Longmont United Hospital’s Breast Center sees about 100 new patients with breast cancer each year as well as continues to care for survivors returning for follow-up. The Women’s Imaging Center at Longmont sees around 600 patients per month for breast imaging. Because breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women (after skin cancer), annual mammograms as well as follow-up breast care are essential for our community.

“Longmont United is committed to providing the highest quality care to our community when they need us most, and this reaccreditation exemplifies that commitment,” said Chris Thomson, Interim CEO at Longmont United Hospital. “Our team in the Breast Center is nothing short of incredible, and I am proud of their work that has earned this accreditation.”

Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to those programs that are committed to providing the best possible care to patients with breast cancer. The NAPBC provides the structure and resources develop and operate a high-quality breast center and accredited program. Patients receiving care at this NAPBC-accredited center 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

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