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Breast Center Accreditations

NAPBC Accredited

The Breast Institute at JFK Medical Center participates in the National Accreditation of Breast Centers (NAPBC) that is governed by the American College of Surgeons. This designation is obtained by undergoing a rigorous process of screening, site visits, and ongoing review. The centers are reviewed to ensure that they meet high standards for 17 KEY PROGRAM COMPONENTS of quality care for breast disease.

The Program elements are:

  • interdisciplinary patient care conference
  • data management
  • patient navigator
  • survivorship program
  • pathology
  • imaging
  • needle biopsy
  • surgical care
  • radiation oncology consultation/treatment
  • medical oncology consultation/treatment
  • nursing and rehabilitation
  • genetic evaluation and management
  • education, support, and rehabilitation
  • plastic surgery consultation/treatment
  • research
  • outreach and education
  • quality improvement

NAPBC accredited centers embrace the entire spectrum of breast care, providing women with access to a range of Board-certified specialists, including breast surgeons, breast radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast pathologists, plastic reconstructive surgeons, genetic counselors, and psychosocial support.