St. Mary-Corwins Breast Center of Excellence Earns NAPBC Re-Accreditation

(PUEBLO, COLO.) The Breast Center of Excellence at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center has been granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. This is St. Mary-Corwins second consecutive NAPBC designation since its first accreditation in 2012, demonstrating a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

Designation by the NAPBC represents a significant achievement on the part of our clinical leadership. said Brian Moore, president and chief executive officer. It also validates St. Mary-Corwins commitment to providing women with a significant advantage in their battle against breast disease through state-of-the-art programs, treatments and diagnostic modalities that are making a positive impact across southern Colorado.

NAPBC-accredited centers embrace the entire spectrum of cancer care, providing women with access to a range of board-certified specialists, including breast surgeons, breast radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast pathologists, plastic/reconstructive surgeons, genetic counselors and psychosocial support professionals. Accredited centers also offer breast nurse navigators, patient education and support, palliative care programs, survivorship programs and high-risk clinics.

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. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease including proficiency in the areas of center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.

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About the Breast Center of Excellence at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
The Breast Center of Excellence at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is the only breast center south of Colorado Springs to hold all three prestigious distinctions; Breast Center of Excellence accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and Certified Quality Breast Center through National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC).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.

Wendi Dammann
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, administrative director, business development
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