St. Dominic Hospital recognized by the
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
(January 9, 2012, Jackson, Miss.) St. Dominic Hospital 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. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given 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. This accreditation comes after St. Dominic's was the first and only in the state to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) from the Commission on Cancer. St. Dominic's is proud to be able to commit to provide the highest level of quality breast care available.
During the survey process for the NAPBC, 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.
"Obtaining NAPBC approval is an important step for St. Dominic's and shows its dedication to the improvement of the quality of care and the monitoring of outcomes for patients with breast disease," said Dr. Jonathan Adkins, Chief of General Surgery at St. Dominic Hospital. "This is a multidisciplinary process that requires physicians from different specialties to come together and work toward the same goal which results in the most efficient and contemporary care available for patients diagnosed with diseases of the breast. "
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 15 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 192,370 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 20091. 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;
And, most importantly,
· Quality breast care close to home.
For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their Web site at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.
About St. Dominic’s
St. Dominic’s is more than just a hospital. It is a family of services focused on fulfilling a mission of Christian healing to those in need. St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. is the parent company for a large group of subsidiary organizations dedicated to the same mission. These include St. Dominic Hospital, the Community Health Clinic, St. Dominic Medical Associates (physician network), New Directions for Over 55, MEA Clinics, The Club at St. Dominic’s, the School Nurse Program, St. Dominic’s Foundation, St. Catherine’s Village and Care-A-Van.
St. Dominic Hospital is a 535-bed tertiary care hospital located in Jackson, MS serving all of central Mississippi and employs approximately 3,000 nurses, physicians, and skilled caregivers. The medical staff, of nearly 500 leading physicians and specialists, makes St. Dominic’s one of the most comprehensive hospitals in Mississippi. Through 65 years of growth, St. Dominic’s has remained true to its vision. We are St. Dominic’s – a Christian healing community called to provide quality, compassionate care and an Exceptional Encounter Everytime.