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Lake Health’s Breast Center received a full three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). A breast center that has earned NAPBC accreditation has shown a firm commitment to offering every significant advantage to its patients while battling against breast disease. NAPBC accreditation is only earned by centers that have shown voluntary commitment to offering the highest level of quality breast care and that submit to an intense evaluation process and performance review.

As part of the process, a center needs to prove it complies with all of the standards set by the NAPBC for treating the entire spectrum of breast cancer. Included in these standards is proficiency in center leadership, community outreach, clinical management, professional education, research, and improvement of the quality of care.

“As the only accredited breast center in Lake County, women in Lake County and surrounding communities can rest assured that they are getting the highest level of breast care available,” said Cynthia Moore-Hardy, FACHE, president and CEO of Lake Health. “Our multidisciplinary team offers a patient- and family-centered approach to the management of breast cancer and breast health and is committed to meeting the diverse needs of our patients and their families.”

Lake Health’s Breast Center provides comprehensive care and advanced options for treating patients with breast cancer including seven different physical locations with mammography. These options include:

  • Digital mammography at the Mentor Campus
  • Minimally invasive core breast biopsies with stereotactic, MRI and ultrasound guidance
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast ultrasound
  • A breast health navigator available to coordinate services and lead patients and families making their way through the health care system
  • Weekly multidisciplinary breast conferences
  • A monthly support group for breast cancer patients

Radiation therapy and chemotherapy, including Mammosite, are provided to patients through the Lake Health/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center.

Being treated at a center that is fully accredited by the NAPBC ensures access to:

  • Comprehensive treatment, to include a full range of state-of-the-art services
  • A multidisciplinary approach by a team to coordinate an individual’s best treatment options
  • The latest news of ongoing clinical trials and advances in treatment options

For more information on National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, please visit the following link: www.napbc-breast.org.

About National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

The NAPBC is a group of professional organizations committed to improving of the quality of care and monitoring of results of patients facing diseases of the breast. This commitment is represented by the setting of standards, scientific validation, and the education of patients and professionals. Board members include professionals from more than 15 national organizations that reflect the entire range of breast care.