National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
Middlesex Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)— in 2009 the Breast Center was the third hospital in the state to receive this distinction.
We provide a multidisciplinary, technologically advanced approach to care in an easily accessible location. Our comprehensive breast cancer program provides clinical, diagnostic, and support services to patients and families throughout their journey. A Nurse Navigator is available immediately following diagnosis, throughout treatment, and beyond to help patients and families address their unique physical, social, financial, and emotional needs.
At Middlesex Hospital, we provide access to a variety of conventional and complimentary breast cancer therapies. Treatment is customized specifically to each patient’s type and stage of breast cancer, and we continue to care for our patients after treatment ends through our innovative Center for Survivorship + Integrative Medicine. When necessary, we also provide the compassionate palliative care for patients and their loved ones.
The NAPBC: Working to Ensure the Quality of Your Breast Care
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is a national coalition of professional healthcare organizations dedicated to the highest quality of care for women and men diagnosed with diseases of the breast. The NAPBC promotes a holistic approach to treatment for patients diagnosed with diseases of the breast, and provides a framework for a continuum of care that meets the needs of the whole person and not just the disease.
Centers that seek NAPBC accreditation do so voluntarily. Participation includes completion of a comprehensive online application and an onsite inspection by an NAPBC surveyor who verifies the availability of 17 components of care, and validates compliance with 27 evidence-based standards of care required to achieve NAPBC accreditation.
To maintain accreditation the center is required to document ongoing compliance with the standards on an annual basis and undergo an on-site inspection every three years. Patients and the public have access to the NAPBC website to search for accredited centers near their home and may print a comprehensive breast center profile unique to that center.
The NAPBC is a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. To learn more about the NAPBC, visit the NAPBC website at http://www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.