Goshen Center for Cancer Care earns National Accreditation for Breast Cancer Treatment
GOSHEN, Ind. – The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) has once again awarded three-year, full accreditation to Goshen Center for Cancer Care’s breast cancer program. The NAPBC is administered through the American College of Surgeons, and accreditation is given only 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. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. Goshen Center for Cancer Care was the first center in Indiana to receive the three-year, full accreditation from NAPBC and is only one of two centers in the region.
“Receiving this accreditation for the third time has been an honor,” stated Laura Morris, MD, MBA, FACS, breast surgical oncologist, Goshen Center for Cancer Care. “Our commitment to high-quality breast cancer care is unwavering; we do our very best to help women and men overcome this disease.”
During the survey process, 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
- Community outreach
- Professional education
- Quality improvement
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
- Quality breast care close to home
Goshen Center for Cancer Care is the only facility in Northern Indiana to provide four different partial breast radiation techniques, tomotherapy and breast tomography for screening and diagnostic imaging. Our staff includes Dr. Laura L. Morris, a breast surgical oncologist and the only fellowship-trained breast disease specialist in Michiana.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 232,340 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 2013. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options.
Goshen Health is an award-winning health system that is recognized locally and nationally for its innovation, excellence in patient care and Colleague workplace satisfaction. The organization has achieved these honors by taking a values-driven approach to health care, focusing on compassion, accountability, respect and excellence in every endeavor.