Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center NJ Location Earn National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons Status
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center NJ Location Earn National Accreditation Program
for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons Status
Voorhees, NJ, June 2, 2022 - The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) — a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) — has granted accredited status to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Washington Township and Cherry Hill, NJ. Other Jefferson Health locations, including Jefferson Health Northeast and Jefferson Abington Hospital, have also received this designation. To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement for patients. Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years.
As a NAPBC-accredited center, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Washington Township and Cherry Hill, NJ, 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 can be confident that their breast care team includes health care professionals from a variety of disciplines who are committed to working together to provide the best care available through their entire course of treatment. Patients receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center also 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 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.
About the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the quality of care of patients with diseases of the breast. Its board membership includes professionals from more than 20 national organizations that represent the full spectrum of breast care. For more information, visit https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/napbc.
About Jefferson Health: Jefferson Health, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, is reimagining health care in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. Jefferson's dedicated team of doctors, nurses, health professionals and staff provide a range of primary to highly-specialized care through 18 hospitals (10 are Magnet®-designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence), more than 50 outpatient and urgent care locations, the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Moss Rehab, Magee Rehabilitation and the JeffConnect® telemedicine program. For 2021-2022, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals is ranked among the nation's best in six specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Jefferson Health's mission is to improve the lives of patients in the communities it is privileged to serve through safe, effective, equitable and compassionate care.