The Reading Hospital Regional Breast Care Center announced that it has received a three-year full accreditation, effective January 2010, by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) as a comprehensive Breast Center. The Reading Hospital Regional Breast Care Center joins 13 NAPBC-accredited breast centers in Pennsylvania and 125 facilities nationwide.
In order to receive the accreditation, the Center fulfilled a survey process that assessed compliance with 27 standards established by the NAPBC. In addition, the Center has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer patients the highest quality care in evaluation and management of breast disease.
The Center can treat a full spectrum of breast disease, including, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, quality improvement, and center leadership.
Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures breast care patients that they have access to comprehensive care with a multidisciplinary team approach, outstanding prevention and early detection programs, clinical trials, cancer education, support services, ongoing monitoring and improvements in cancer care, and quality breast care close to home.
The NAPBC, administered by the American College of Surgeons, is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. The NAPBC was launched in September 2008.