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Breast Care Partners Receives National Accreditation


Program a Unique Collaborative of Crouse Radiology Associates; Hematology/Oncology Associates; CNY Surgical Physicians; Crouse Health and St. Joseph’s Health

Syracuse, NY – Breast Care Partners 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.  

Formed in 2014, Breast Care Partners is a diverse group of breast health specialists in Central New York, who have partnered together to ensure each patient the best possible breast care available. Members of the collaborative include Crouse Radiology Associates; St. Joseph’s Imaging; Hematology-Oncology Associates; CNY Surgical Physicians; St. Joseph’s Breast Care and Surgery; Crouse Health and St. Joseph’s Health, all of which have come together to provide a seamless, multidisciplinary program of breast care services – from initial imaging/screening all the way through surgical intervention and post-procedure support, treatment and management of disease, psychosocial and nutritional support, rehabilitation and survivorship.  In addition, they are also committed to benign breast health and education in our community.    

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 performance review.  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 patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease,” states Breast Care Partners program director Janet Ricciardiello, RN. 

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.  The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 232,340 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 2013. 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

·         Quality breast care close to home. 

For more information about Breast Care Partners visit: breastcarepartners.com

For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit:  accreditedbreastcenters.org