The breast health program at Greenville Health System was granted a three-year/full accreditation designation from the National Accreditation for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. This is the third time GHS has received this designation. GHS was the first program in the Upstate to receive it in 2009.
“NAPBC accreditation is the gold standard in patient care, and it is a symbol of our commitment to providing high-quality care to not only breast cancer patients but to those with benign disease as well,” Dr. Wendy Cornett, medical director of GHS’ breast health program, said in a release. “This accreditation also represents an opportunity for us to learn from others and share our best practices in survivorship and multidisciplinary care.”
Accreditation by the NAPBC is given to centers that have voluntarily committed to provide quality breast care and that undergo an evaluation process and review of their performance.
Evaluation standards include proficiency in the following areas: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.