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King’s Daughters Breast Care 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. It is King’s Daughters’ second consecutive term receiving this accreditation. 

Patients seeking the best possible preventative breast care or breast disease treatment should check the accreditation status of the healthcare facilities they are considering. Breast health and breast cancer are major concerns for thousands in the U.S. each year. In fact, the American Cancer Society estimates more than 230,000 will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the U.S. in 2014 and said hundreds of thousands of women with benign breast disease will require medical evaluation for treatment options. 

“Only those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care receive this accreditation by the NAPBC. We are in an elite group of only 200 breast centers in 36 states,” said Trish Lewis, clinical coordinator, Oncology Services. “To earn this designation, King’s Daughters Breast Care Center underwent a rigorous evaluation process and review of our performance.” 

Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will 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; and
  • Quality breast care close to home 

The accreditation evaluation included a rigorous process of screening, site visits and ongoing review. 

  • Center leadership
  • Clinical management
  • Research
  • Community outreach
  • Professional education; and
  • Quality improvement  

King’s Daughters Breast Care Center offers: 

  • Digital mammography, which utilizes a lower dose of radiation
  • MRI
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Minimally invasive breast biopsy and stereotactic breast biopsy
  • A Breast Health Nurse Navigator to connect patients who need additional evaluation or treatment with the services and physicians needed to ensure rapid diagnosis and care
  • The Women’s Boutique with an array of merchandise and support services to help women receiving breast cancer treatment look and feel better 

About the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers 

For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their Web site at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org. 

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