Good Samaritan Hospital’s Breast Care Center has been 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. 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 every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.
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 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.
“This accreditation reconfirms our entire team’s commitment to delivering high quality compassionate care to the women in Silicon Valley,” said Dr. Cynthia Sigler, Medical Director of the Good Samaritan Hospital Breast Care Center. “We hold ourselves to the highest of standards and our patients see that the moment they come through our doors.”
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 232,340 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 20131. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options.
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
And, most importantly,
- Quality breast care close to home.
For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their Web site at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.
About Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital is a 474 bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. Good Samaritan is recognized as a leader in neurosciences, high risk obstetrics, comprehensive cancer services, advanced cardiology and innovative surgery techniques.
It was the first of five in the country to become a Stroke Certified Hospital, and now holds the Joint Commission’s advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. It has been awarded the Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Good Samaritan is only one of fourteen hospitals to be awarded four consecutive times with the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Through leadership in research and by adopting the latest technological clinical practices, Good Samaritan Hospital offers excellent medical care for the people of Silicon Valley and surrounding counties. www.goodsamsanjose.com