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Breast Care Center at Englewood Hospital Receives Prestigious NAPBC Accreditation

The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center was recently 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.  Englewood Hospital, the only NAPBC accredited hospital in Bergen County, was the first in New Jersey and is one of only three hospitals statewide to receive this prestigious designation.

“We are very proud of this prestigious recognition by the NAPBC,” said Dawn Hegadorn, Administrative Director for Englewood Hospital’s Breast Care Center.  “This accreditation is validation of the expertise and dedication of our multidisciplinary team and our commitment to the highest standards for quality care possible for our breast cancer patients.” 

The NAPBC represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to improving the quality of care and monitoring outcomes of patients with breast cancer and other breast diseases.  Accreditation by the NAPBC, administered by the American College of Surgeons, a professional organization dedicated to improving the care of surgical patients, is granted only to those centers that are voluntarily committed to providing the best possible care to patients with diseases of the breast. Each breast center must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with NAPBC Standards.

To maintain accreditation, centers must monitor compliance with NAPBC standards to ensure quality care and undergo an on-site review every three years.  Centers that have received NAPBC accreditation are among the leading organizations in their field and have demonstrated a commitment to quality care. They also understand the importance of providing a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of breast disease, giving patients comprehensive care in a single setting.

Because they are choosing an NAPBC-accredited breast center (www.accreditedbreastcenters.org), patients at Englewood Hospital can expect comprehensive care including a complete range of state-of-the-art services and equipment; a multidisciplinary, team approach to coordinate the best-available treatment options; information about ongoing cancer clinical trials and new treatment options; access to prevention and early detection programs, cancer education, and support services; and ongoing monitoring and adoption of advancements in cancer care.

“The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center continues to be a national model for breast care,” said Miguel Sanchez, MD, Medical Director, the Breast Care Center at Englewood Hospital. “Our experienced physicians, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists and pathologists review each case as a team in order to tailor personalized cancer treatment and management strategies.  Through educational, preventive, treatment and post-treatment programs, we have helped to improve the health of many patients in our community and region.”

 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides patients with the highest level of compassionate care through a broad range of state-of-the-art clinical programs and the most advanced treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this thriving, acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in a variety of disciplines, including surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, pathology and critical care medicine.  Englewood Hospital is home to a Vascular Fellowship Program that has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of the medical staff at Englewood Hospital serve as faculty members at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned twice by its nursing staff.