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  1. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (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.
  2. The NAPBC Board includes professionals from 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.
  3. NAPBC accreditation is only given to centers that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
  4. 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.
  5. Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that you will have access to comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services.
  6. A NAPBC-accredited center uses a multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best care and treatment options available for you.
  7. At a NAPBC-accredited center, you will have access to breast cancer related information, education, and support.
  8. At a NAPBC-accredited center, you will receive information about clinical trials and new treatment options.
  9. To maintain accreditation, centers must monitor compliance with the NAPBC standards and undergo an on-site review every three years.
  10. The Breast Center at St. David’s Medical Center is the only breast center in Austin to be NAPBC-accredited, so you can receive treatment or care close to home.

To make an appointment at The Breast Center at St. David’s Medical Center, please call 512.544.0080.

For more information about NAPBC, please visit, www.napbc.org.

Brenda Baumann, RN

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