June 28, 2013
Earlier this month, the Breast Center at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, was 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.
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. In the Twin Cities, the Breast Center at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, is one of only a few breast care programs to hold this accreditation.
Breast Centers with NAPBC accreditation have demonstrated a firm commitment to offer their patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.
The standards include proficiency in the areas of:
- Center leadership
- Clinical management
- Community outreach
- Professional education
- Quality improvement
Notably, the Breast Center at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, was recognized for their best practices in four areas:
- Medical Oncology
- Evaluation and Management of Benign Breast Disease
- Education, Prevention and Early Detection Programs
"The NAPBC accreditation is an important recognition that our team at the Breast Center continues to deliver excellent multidisciplinary breast care to our patients," says Todd Tuttle, Medical Director of the Breast Center.
Learn more about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.