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Breast Center recognized for quality of care

Apr 8, 2010

Program earns full accreditation from NAPBC

WAUSAU, Wis. – The Aspirus Women’s Health Breast Center has been granted full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

Administered by the American College of Surgeons, the NAPBC grants accreditation only to centers that are committed to providing the highest level of quality breast care by undergoing a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

“Breast cancer is a significant health concern for women and this distinction recognizes our commitment to providing them with high quality, compassionate care,” said Julie Luks, M.D., Aspirus Women’s Health Medical Director. “We are delighted to be awarded this distinction because it is a reflection of the great work being done by the many departments and specialists that collaborate to give women the best care possible.”

The Aspirus Women’s Health Breast Center’s designation is valid for three years. To earn it, the center had to demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with a full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in areas like leadership, clinical management, research and community outreach, among others.

Breast centers that have achieved NAPBC accreditation offer patients significant advantages in their battle against breast disease, and ensure patients 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 research and new treatment options.

  • Quality breast care close to home.

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 representatives from 16 professional organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.

Contact: Greg Aune, 715.847.0479