The Breast Center at St. Joseph Medical Center has earned a three-year
full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
(NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
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 Breast Center at St. Joseph demonstrated
compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women
who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards
include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management,
research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.
In addition, the Breast Center at St. Joseph was recognized for creating
clinical best practices in the areas of: navigation, breast cancer surveillance,
breast cancer staging and evaluation and management of benign breast disease.
“We are honored to have achieved accreditation by the NAPBC,”
said Mike Dorsey, CEO. “It’s a testament to the commitment
of our Breast Center team of physicians, nurses, hospital staff and volunteers,
who have worked tirelessly to ensure patients in our community receive
the highest quality care possible.”
The NAPBC accreditation ensures that patients in the Breast Center at St.
Joseph will have access to:
Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-
A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best
- Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
- Quality breast care close to home.
“We’ve developed our Breast Center with the patient in mind,”
said Colleen Johnson, Regional Director of the Breast Center. “Everything
our patients need from regular screenings to state-of-the-art treatments
and recovery support services are all available in one location. Patients
see familiar faces when they walk in the door and know that we’re
beside them through their entire journey.”
The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the
improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients
with diseases of the breast. This mission is pursued through standard-setting,
scientific validation, and patient and professional education. Its board
membership includes professionals from 15 national organizations that
reflect the full spectrum of breast care.