St. Mary-Corwin Breast Center Of Excellence Recognized By The National Consortium Of Breast Centers

PUEBLO, COLO. (Dec. 17, 2015) St. Mary-Corwin Medical Centers Breast Center of Excellence has been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC). This distinguished honor represents a commitment by St. Mary-Corwin to provide the highest level of quality in breast care to patients in their community.

This latest honor represents our continued commitment by the Breast Center of Excellence to provide the highest level of quality breast care to patients in our community, said Wendi Dammann, administrative director of business development, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. As the treatment of breast cancer has become more complex, there is a need for a more coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to achieve a successful outcome. This nationally recognized level of excellence, along with our other prestigious designations and accreditations, affirms our devotion to women and men throughout southern Colorado who are diagnosed with breast cancer and need access to the best care.

The National Consortium of Breast Centers promotes excellence in breast health care for the general public and is proud to recognize St. Mary-Corwin as a certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence. The National Quality Measures for Breast Centers were developed by referencing the Health Care Advisory Board's Clinical Quality Dash Board for breast centers published in the fall of 2004. The National Quality Measures for Breast Centers reflect more than five years of work, which has culminated in the adoption of more than 33 National Quality Indicators.

The American Cancer Society estimates that almost 232,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, and approximately 40,100 women in the U.S. will die from the disease in 2015. Early detection is key, and the treatment options provided by St. Mary-Corwins Breast Center of Excellence are essential to improve these statistics. From screening and diagnosis to treatment and counseling, the breast center is specifically designed to meet the needs of patients with breast problems, breast cancer, or general concerns about breast health.

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About St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is nationally recognized for its award-winning programs in womens services, orthopedics, cancer, cardiology, stroke, trauma and emergency services. St. Mary-Corwins expert team of physicians, nurses and caregivers provide compassionate, quality patient care, with access to the latest in medical technology. St. Mary-Corwin is part of Centura Health, the regions leading health care network. For more information visitSt. Mary-Corwin Medical Center or follow us on Twitter@StMaryCorwinand onFacebook.

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