BALTIMORE— The Breast Center at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital has earned a three-year accredited status by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The achievement puts MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital among an elite cadre of hospital breast programs, having demonstrated compliance with NAPBC quality standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement for patients.
“The accreditation of this program is significant because it reflects our commitment to our patients and to the highest standards of breast cancer care and a quality of process and operations at all levels of the organization,” said Maen Farha, MD, medical director of the MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Breast Center. “Patients can come here fully confident that they are getting the highest level of personalized, comprehensive and compassionate care reflecting MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital values.”
Patients receiving care at MedStar Good Samaritan have access to information on clinical trials and new treatment options, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services including psychosocial support, rehabilitation services, and survivorship care.
Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to those programs that are committed to providing the best possible care to patients with breast cancer. The NAPBC provides the structure and resources develop and operate a high-quality breast center and accredited program. Patients receiving care at this NAPBC-accredited center 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
MedStar Good Samaritan will undergo a NAPBC site visit every three years.
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