OU Health Breast Health Network has achieved a three year full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for providing quality breast care. NAPBC accreditation recognizes breast centers that ensure high-quality, comprehensive breast cancer services that includes prevention to survival and through to end-of-life care.
The program, administered by the American College of Surgeons, makes OU Health Breast Health Network the only accredited breast center in the state. This is the fourth accreditation visit to OU Health Breast Health Network, making it one of the first accredited breast centers in the country. (story continues below)
To achieve the voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center must demonstrate compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement for patients. The survey process requires the center to demonstrate compliance with established NAPBC standards for treating the full spectrum of breast disease. According to the NAPBC, the 27 distinct standards ensure that a center’s patients are given every advantage in the battle again breast disease. OU Health Breast Health Network met every standard and demonstrated a commitment to providing the highest quality care.
“We are delighted to have received the full accreditation designation and to be recognized for our commitment to treating breast disease,” said William Dooley, M.D., FACS, OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center Breast Oncologist. “As the only accredited breast center in the state, Oklahoma women can have full confidence in the care and treatment we provide at OU Health Breast Health Network, every step of the way.”