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New Breast Center Accreditation

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., December 4, 2013 – Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only facility within Volusia and Flagler counties to earn a three-year full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

By achieving NAPBC accreditation, the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to centers like Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center 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.

During the survey process, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Center demonstrated 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. 

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. 

The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 232,340 patients will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States this year alone. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options.

Receiving breast care at a NAPBC-accredited center like Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Center ensures that patients 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
• Quality breast care close to home.

For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit www.AccreditedBreastCenters.org.

About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a nonprofit health-care organization committed to hope, health and healing. A recipient of the 2012 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for performance excellence, and named the safest hospital in the state by Consumer Reports, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a national leader in patient experience. The medical center includes two hospitals in Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, a Comprehensive Cancer Center on the main campus in Daytona Beach, an outpatient facility in Port Orange, and an imaging center. With more than 1,800 employees and employed physicians, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System which operates 44 hospitals in 10 states. For more information, call (386) 231-6000 or visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.