UW Health Carbone Breast Center Receives Accreditation
This spring the UW Health Carbone Breast Center at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics received a full, three-year certification by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), recognizing its exemplary care and service to patients.
The accreditation is only granted to centers which voluntarily commit to providing the highest level of breast care and which have undergone a rigorous evaluation process and performance review.
Centers must demonstrate compliance with NAPBC standards, which include proficiency in center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.
According to the NAPBC, center accreditation ensures patients 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
The NAPBC is a consortium of 16 national, professional organizations; all involved in diagnosing and treating breast cancer and other breast diseases. They work collaboratively setting standards, assessing research, and supporting patient and professional education. Their work has resulted in 27 program standards and 17 components of care that each accredited center must attain. NAPBC-accredited breast centers are found in each of the 50 states and in the District of Columbia.
Date Published: 06/30/2010