The Tri-Cities Cancer Center has been granted a three-year accreditation designation 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 cancer 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. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.
“Our NAPBC accredited Breast Center is a collaborative effort between the Tri-Cities Cancer Center and our three owner hospitals – Kadlec, Lourdes Health and Trios Health. The power of this program lies in the partnership among providers as over 30 area physicians and ancillary staff, specializing in breast cancer, continually partner across organizations to provide the best breast cancer care available,” stated Chuck DeGooyer, Tri-Cities Cancer Center CEO.
“I am so very proud of our medical team, which spans specialties and hospital systems. By coming together, we have created world-class cancer care right here in our community where patients can receive comprehensive quality care minutes from their homes,” shared Dr. Laurie Evans, Medical Director for the breast center.
“This institution had one of the most comprehensive and detailed Survey Application Records I have had the privilege of reviewing in my years as a surveyor which is particularly remarkable for a program seeking initial accreditation. Several aspects of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center’s offerings are worthy of Best Practices recognition,” Dr. Marlene Cutitar, NAPBC surveyor as stated in the final report of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center.
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 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.
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, most importantly – Quality breast care close to home
For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their website at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.
The Tri-Cities Cancer Center, a partnership of Kadlec, Lourdes Health, Trios Health and the Tri-Cities Community, opened its doors in 1994 as a freestanding non-profit cancer treatment facility. To learn more about the Tri-Cities Cancer Center NAPBC accredited Breast Center visit: tccancer.org/breast_oncology_program