Centegra Breast Program Earns Third Consecutive National Award for Excellence in Breast Care

We are excited to announce that Centegra Health System’s Comprehensive Breast Program at Gavers Breast Center has earned  its third consecutive award as a breast program of excellence from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

When a breast center achieves accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) you can be assured that it is held to the highest standards of care for patients with diseases of the breast. The NAPBC is administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), which for more than 100 years has led national and international initiatives to improve quality in hospitals.

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) represents a consortium of national, 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. The NAPBC Board of Directors works diligently to ensure multidisciplinary leadership representation, and to include nationally recognized breast cancer quality performance measures in the NAPBC standards that serve as a platform for measuring quality improvement.

The NAPBC accreditation process includes comprehensive evaluation of 28 specific breast cancer quality standards performed during a full day site survey in the field of breast surgery, breast radiology, medical and radiation oncology, patient education, outreach, lymphedema management and physical therapy, nutrition counseling, complementary therapies such as yoga, water therapy, and physical exercise. All 28 standards were met and our program was nominated for several best practices.

This honor validates the quality and passion that our breast cancer team constantly displays and is an impressive addition to our growing list of national awards and recognition. Exhaustive hours of preparation, precise attention to details and teamwork were the perfect recipe for a successful re-accreditation of our breast program.

Daniel J Farrugia MD PhD Administrator
Director, Centegra Comprehensive Breast Program
Daniel Farrugia MD PhD is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He is Director of the Centegra Comprehensive Breast Program. His research in breast cancer has been published in top international journals, and has been cited over a thousand times in the medical literature.
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