MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is the first healthcare facility in the Southern Maryland area to be recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons. “We are extremely proud of our team for achieving this accreditation,” said Stephen Michaels, MD, chief operating officer, and chief medical officer of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. “Those in our community seeking diagnosis or treatment of breast disease can have confidence in our commitment to providing the best resources and care available to help them during all stages of their journey.” To earn the designation, a breast center must meet rigorous NAPBC standards demonstrated through a site visit every three years. NAPBC centers must provide patients with: Comprehensive care, including a complete range of state-of-the-art services and equipment A team approach to breast cancer to provide the best available treatment options Information about ongoing cancer clinical trials and treatment options Access to prevention and early detection programs, cancer education, and support services Ongoing monitoring and improvements in cancer care In addition to the NAPBC accreditation, MedStar St. Mary’s has also been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BiCoE) by the American College of […]
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