South San Francisco, CA March 30, 2018 Submitted by Joe Fragola, Kaiser Permanente PR & Media Relations
Designation Recognizes Commitment to Quality Treatment of Breast Disease
Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center is being recognized with a three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those breast care centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating patients 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.
As a NAPBC-accredited center, Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center demonstrates a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. Patients who receive care at the 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
- Quality breast care close to home
“This accreditation is an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of our multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses and staff,” said John Skerry, MD, physician-in-chief for Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco. “Their daily commitment to caring for our patients is what makes this recognition possible.”
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.
“We are honored to receive this recognition for providing excellent care to breast care patients in our community,” said Ron Groepper, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente Greater San Francisco. “It is a testament to the skills of our teams, who provide excellent care and compassion for patients and their families dealing with diseases of the breast.”
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