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DeKalb Medical's Comprehensive Breast Center Achieves NAPBC Accreditation

April 13, 2016

For Immediate Release

DeKalb Medical’s Comprehensive Breast Center Achieves NAPBC Accreditation

Atlanta, GA -- DeKalb Medical’s Comprehensive Breast 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.  

A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. Accreditation by the NAPBC is given only 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 treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. 

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 231,840 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 20151. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options.

Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center 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
  • Quality breast care close to home.

To learn more about DeKalb Medical’s breast health services, visit our website at http://www.dekalbmedical.org/our-services/womens/breast-health.

About DeKalb Medical

DeKalb Medical offers more than 700 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties. The not-for-profit health care system consists of three campuses -- DeKalb Medical at North Decatur, DeKalb Medical LTAC at Downtown Decatur, and DeKalb Medical at Hillandale—as well as the DeKalb Physicians Group with over 30 practices in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. Founded in DeKalb County in 1961, DeKalb Medical is an established and active member of the community, offering a variety of award-winning, accessible services, including joint replacement, long-term acute care, surgical weight loss, mammography, heartburn solutions and more. The Maternity Center is the first in Georgia to receive the international “Baby-Friendly” hospital designation. The Cancer Center has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. To learn more about DeKalb Medical, please visit our website: www.dekalbmedical.org.

About NAPBC

The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast.  This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation, and patient and professional education.  Its board membership includes professionals from 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.  For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their Web site at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.

1.  American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2015-2016. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2015.