Fox Chase Breast Center Approved by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
PHILADELPHIA (August 20, 2009) – Fox Chase Cancer Center has been granted a three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
“This prestigious designation illustrates Fox Chase's firm commitment to offer our patients every significant advantage is their course of treatment for breast cancer,” said Lori J. Goldstein, MD, director, Breast Evaluation Center at Fox Chase.
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 providing comprehensive care to women who are at risk for and diagnosed with breast cancer.
“The Center was evaluated in terms of its leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. These are all areas in which Fox Chase excels,” added Goldstein.
Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center such as Fox Chase ensures that a patient will have access to:
- Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- 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 http://www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).