In 2011, CaroMont Comprehensive Breast Center was 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
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 15 national organizations that
reflect the full spectrum of breast care.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 192,370
patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in
20091. 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.