Frye Regional Medical Center is fully accredited 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 centers that have voluntarily committed to provide a high level of quality breast care and 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 diagnosed with a 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 range of services.
What does this mean for breast patients?
For women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, their care will be managed by an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals including:
- General surgeons
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Reconstructive plastic surgeons
- Breast health navigators
- Outpatient diagnostics technicians
- Infusion therapists
- Pain management clinicians
- Oncology social worker
The NAPBC is 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.
Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center like Frye ensures that a patient has access to:
- A range of breast health 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 National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.