Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center has received a three-year full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
"Receiving the NAPBC accreditation validates what an outstanding breast care program we have at Saint Francis," said Max Norvell, director of Oncology at the Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center. "Our multidisciplinary team of professionals collaborates to provide the highest level of quality breast care along with personalized, compassionate care for each patient."
Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center is among only three facilities in Nebraska with a NAPBC accreditation, and is the only one outside of Omaha.
Being a designated breast center means that patients receive state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary care from a team of experts dedicated to fighting breast cancer. This multidisciplinary team, which includes physicians from medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology and surgery, collaborates closely to determine the best care plan for each new breast cancer patient.
During the accreditation survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with 27 evidence-based standards of care for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.
As an NAPBC-accredited program, Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center has demonstrated expertise in all areas of breast cancer care, from biopsy to survivorship.
In addition to having their care managed by the multidisciplinary team of experts, patients will receive support from the nurse navigator throughout the duration of their treatment. Additional resources, such as genetic counseling and testing, a complete rehabilitation team, and a local oncoplastic surgeon, are all available to Saint Francis patients as a part of this comprehensive breast program.
For more information about the NAPBC, visit their website at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.