Breast Center receives national accreditation
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) has granted accredited status to the SIU School of Medicine Breast Center in Springfield.
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.
As an NAPBC-accredited center, the School of Medicine 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.
“Our 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,” said Aziz Khan, MD, director of Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU, home to the Breast Center.
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.
The American College of Surgeons administers the NAPBC. Breast centers seeking accreditation undergo a site visit every three years.