Breast Center Accreditation & Awards Hero

Breast Center Accreditation & Awards

NAPBC

Saint Peter’s Breast Center, a service of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, earned its fifth consecutive accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) in 2022, placing the hospital among the nation’s elite in the level of comprehensive, multidisciplinary care and treatment available to breast cancer patients. Saint Peter’s Breast Center was the first breast center in central New Jersey to have earned a full three-year accreditation from the NAPBC, a program of the American College of Surgeons.

During the NAPBC’s extensive review and evaluation of Saint Peter’s breast care program, the hospital was required to consistently demonstrate the capacity to:

  • Use a multidisciplinary team approach in offering patients a complete range of care and treatment options
  • Access and implement the full range of information and advice available from various educational and professional resources to support decisions made regarding treatment protocols
  • Collect and manage breast cancer data, including quality indicators of all sub-specialties involved in diagnosis and treatment
  • Implement, monitor and assess results obtained from improvements in care
  • Provide doctors and staff with access to ongoing educational programs covering outcomes of clinical trials and new treatment options

As a NAPBC-accredited center, Saint Peter’s Breast Center is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care resulting in high-quality care for patients with breast disease. Patients can be confident that their breast care team includes healthcare professionals from a variety of disciplines who are committed to working together to provide the best care available through their entire course of treatment. Patients receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatment options, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services including psychosocial support, rehabilitation services, and survivorship care.

The NAPBC was established in 2008 to standardize the practice of using coordinated interdisciplinary teams in order to identify and implement the most effective breast cancer treatment programs. While a wide variety of care and treatment facilities are in operation, only centers that demonstrate they consistently bring together all the members of the breast care team qualify for accreditation. NAPBC accreditation is a voluntary process and participating breast centers must agree to monitor and report compliance with NAPBC standards while undergoing an on-site review every three years.

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