NAPBC Breast Center of Excellence 

Frye Regional Medical Center has been granted a 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.  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 a full range of state-of-the-art services.

What does this mean for you?

If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, your case will be managed by an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals including:

  • Radiologists
  • General Surgeons
  • Pathologists
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Breast Health Navigators
  • Outpatient Diagnostics
  • Infusion Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Nursing
  • Pain Management Clinicians
  • Oncology Social Worker

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 many 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

For more information about the breast cancer services at Frye Regional, call 828.315.3596.

For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their Web site at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org. For information on Frye Regional Medical Center or for physician referral, call 828.315.3391.