The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) has once again granted accreditation to the Memorial Hermann Imaging & Breast Care Center - Greater Heights Hospital.
To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center must demonstrate compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement for patients. Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years.
As an NAPBC-accredited center, Memorial Hermann Imaging & Breast Care Center - Greater Heights is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care, resulting in high-quality care for patients with breast disease. Patients can be confident that their breast care team includes health care professionals from a variety of disciplines who are committed to working together to provide the best care available through the patient’s entire course of treatment. Patients receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center also have access to information about clinical trials and new treatment options, genetic counseling and patient-centered services including psychosocial support, rehabilitation services and survivorship care.
“In being re-accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights continues to demonstrate its dedication to outstanding, comprehensive care for the breast cancer patient,” said Dr. Mike Ratliff, director of the breast cancer program at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. “We are very proud of this distinction and are committed to continuing to provide high-quality care for this all-too-common disease.”
Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to those programs that are committed to providing the best possible care to patients with breast cancer. The NAPBC provides the structure and resources to develop and operate a high-quality breast center and accredited program.