Members of the Breast Program Leadership Committee
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted a Three-Year Accreditation to the Manatee Memorial Hospital Breast Care Center. To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, Manatee Memorial Hospital’s Breast Care Center demonstrated compliance with the NAPBC standards that look at a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years. Manatee Memorial is the first hospital in Manatee and Sarasota Counties to receive this accreditation.
As an NAPBC-accredited center, the Manatee Memorial Hospital Breast Care 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 receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient centered services including psycho-social support, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivor’s quality of life.
“We are honored to be the first hospital in this region to earn this recognition from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers," said Kevin DiLallo, CEO of Manatee Memorial Hospital. "This accreditation continues to show the strong commitment we have for breast care patients as well as all patients in our community. Many thanks goes to our Breast Program Leadership Committee led by Jose Erbella, MD, Medical Director of Breast Surgery, for this accomplishment.”
About the 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.
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About the Manatee Memorial Hospital Breast Care Center
Our Breast Care Center offers patients a full spectrum of breast care services, which include: screening and diagnostic 3-D mammography through Manatee Diagnostic Centers, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, stereotactic biopsy, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, MRI-guided breast biopsy, nurse navigation, and a full range of surgical options for breast cancer. We conduct bi-weekly breast care conferences attended by a multidisciplinary breast care team, including medical and radiation oncology, pathology, radiology, and surgery, where prospective breast cancer cases are discussed along with treatment, clinical trial and genetic testing options. Our breast care team also includes members from inpatient and outpatient treatment areas, dietary, physical rehabilitation including lymphedema specialists, case management, nurse navigators, and mammography technologists, as well as other team members necessary for the full continuum of care of the breast cancer patient.
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