The OSF Saint Francis Center for Breast Health on Route 91 in Peoria, IL has been granted a three-year full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. This is the second consecutive three-year designation for the center.
The OSF Saint Francis Center for Breast Health is one of only 22 centers in the state of Illinois to achieve this status, with no others in the central Illinois region.
Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to providing 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 standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. 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 through the NAPBC means that patients who undergo breast care through our multidisciplinary team of breast specialists at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center can feel reassured that they are receiving the highest level of care based on specified national standards,” said Dr. Jessica Guingrich, Medical Director of Breast Imaging at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.
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; and, most importantly, quality breast care close to home.
For more information about the OSF Saint Francis Centers for Breast Health visit www.osfsaintfrancis.org.