PHILADELPHIA (August 2, 2018) – Fox Chase Cancer Center has successfully renewed its accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
The NAPBC is the premier accreditation for breast centers throughout the United States. The accreditation process encompasses 28 individual standards of breast care, extending from benign to malignant disease. It incorporates the evaluation of standards of treatment, as well as components of care including coordination of care via nurse navigation, support services, the credentials of the clinicians and nurses, and quality improvement initiatives.
Every three years breast centers must apply for reaccreditation, which measures performance based on the current NAPBC Standards Manual.
“Fox Chase was one of the first programs to put itself up for evaluation by the NAPBC,” said Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS, professor of surgical oncology and leader of the breast program at Fox Chase. “We hold our program to the highest standards of care for our patients and strive to align ourselves with the guidelines set by leading organizations like NAPBC.”
This is the fourth consecutive time Fox Chase has received accreditation.