Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to organizations dedicated to providing the best patient-centered care, and challenges breast centers to enhance the care they provide by addressing patient-centered needs and measuring the quality of the care they deliver against national standards.
“Having this accreditation demonstrates adherence to the highest quality standards in patient centric breast care delivery,” said Randy Stevens, MD, Director of Radiation Oncology at White Plains Hospital and Chair of the Hospital’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).
White Plains Hospital was first accredited in 2012 and again in 2015 by the NAPBC, 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.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that there will be 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer in the United States in 2018, as well as 63,960 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women 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
- Quality breast care close to home
White Plains Hospital provides comprehensive services through its Breast Program and its Center for Cancer Care to screen, diagnose and treat breast cancer at every stage of disease. “Our exceptional clinical staff and advanced, sophisticated treatment resources ensure that we consistently provide the best and most comprehensive care for our patients, at every stage of disease,” said Sara Sadan, MD, Director of Breast and Women’s Medical Oncology at the Hospital.