Sky Ridge Medical Center has been granted a three-year/full
accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for
Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of
Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers
that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of
quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process
and review of their performance.
During the survey process, the center must demonstrate
compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating
women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.
The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center
leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach,
professional education, and quality improvement. A breast center
that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm
commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in
their battle against breast disease.
"We are proud to receive this designation and it is a testament
to the commitment of our team to provide outstanding breast care to
our community, close to home," said Maureen Tarrant, CEO of Sky
Ridge Medical Center. "Together, our surgeons, medical oncologists,
radiation oncologists and entire breast care team worked tirelessly
to create a program worthy of this accreditation."
The NAPBC is a consortium of 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. Its board membership includes
professionals from 15 national organizations that reflect the full
spectrum of breast care.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be
192,370 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the
United States in 20091. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women
who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require
medical evaluation for treatment options.
Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a
patient will have access to:
• Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art
• A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best
• Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment
options and, most importantly
• Quality breast care close to home.
For more information about the National Accreditation Program
for Breast Centers, visit their Web site at
The Sky Ridge Breast Center offers a comprehensive program from
diagnostics and treatment to support services, including a
dedicated breast care team, the latest surgical advances, DIEP flap
breast reconstruction, a patient navigator, lymphedema and cancer
exercise programs, support groups, an American Cancer Society
Cancer Resource Center and more. For more information on the Sky
Ridge Breast Center, call 720-225-CARE or visit
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