Specialty Accreditation recognizes excellence in patient care and outcomesSeptember 3, 2012 Charlottesville, VA.
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
(NAPBC) recently awarded Martha Jefferson Hospital a three-year specialty accreditation for its breast cancer treatment program. The NAPBC recognizes hospitals across the country that are committed to breast healthcare and improving the quality of care provided to patients.“The whole purpose of the program is to identify and recognize programs that really have an emphasis on enhancing the quality of care, monitoring cancer patient outcomes
after breast cancer treatment and improving outcomes for patients,” said Dr. Erika Struble, a medical oncologist at Martha Jefferson Hospital.The certification process for the breast cancer treatment
specialty accreditation focuses on six areas, including program leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. Though all areas are important, the focus is discovering whether centers have physician specialists, the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment resources as well as a passion and commitment to providing excellent care through every step of breast cancer treatment.“This recognition shows our patients that we are dedicated to continual improvement of the care we deliver and that we are devoted to working as an interdisciplinary team through their breast cancer treatment,” said Dr. Struble.Out of the nearly 400 centers across the country who have received this specialty accreditation, Martha Jefferson
is the only facility in the Charlottesville area. Learn more about cancer care services provided at Martha Jefferson Hospital.