To achieve the re-accreditation, South Nassau demonstrated its compliance with standards to provide the best possible care to patients with diseases of the breast.
Oceanside, NY, June 16, 2019 — South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Center for Breast Health has been granted a three-year, full re-accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The Center earned its initial NAPBC accreditation in 2013 and was re-accredited in 2016.
To achieve the re-accreditation, South Nassau demonstrated its compliance with standards established by the NAPBC to provide the best possible care to patients with diseases of the breast. The standards include proficiency in the areas of center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. Administered by the American College of Surgeons, NAPBC accreditation is awarded only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and to undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
“Our team of accomplished breast specialists uses a range of advanced treatment therapies and surgical technology so that our patients achieve the best possible outcomes,” said Rajiv Datta, MD, FACS, FRCS, FICS, chair of the department of surgery and medical director of South Nassau’s Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center. “This same team then works to develop the treatment plans specific to the unique needs of our patients.”
By achieving NAPBC accreditation, South Nassau has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. This includes:
· 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
· Quality care close to home
“This prestigious accreditation validates that South Nassau is living up to its commitment to provide women with comprehensive breast health services and care that is tailored to their specific needs,” said Richard J. Murphy, South Nassau’s president and CEO.
A division of South Nassau’s Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center, the Center for Breast Health offers a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary breast care program. The center, combined with South Nassau’s Center for Women’s Imaging, offers a full spectrum of clinical and support services, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and counseling.
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