Bronson Battle Creek Recognized by The American College of Surgeons (ACS) as an Accredited Breast Center
For the second term in a row, Bronson Battle Creek has been recognized for the high level of care it provides to breast cancer patients. The American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) approved a three-year accreditation citing the hospital’s use of the latest technology and scientific evidence in treating patients. The College of Surgeons also recognized Bronson Cancer Center - Battle Creek for its quality and patient outcomes.
“We are committed to providing safe, equitable and compassionate care that matters most to our patients,” says Jim McKernan, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Bronson Battle Creek. “This accreditation is reflective of the hard work of our staff and its dedication to serving those in our community who are fighting breast cancer.”
In 2016, 164 patients were seen for breast cancer at the Bronson Cancer Center - Battle Creek, with an additional 136 patients to date in 2017.
Bronson Battle Creek had to undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and to earn the accreditation. Only those centers that are committed to providing the best possible care to patients with diseases of the breast receive this recognition.
Receiving care at an 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
During the survey process, centers 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, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. 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.