Center for Breast Health Accreditations

NAPBC Accreditation

QP_NapBC_AccredBreastCent_VERT_rgb-(1).jpgExeter Hospital’s Center for Breast Health has received accreditation from The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). To achieve NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that involve center leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.

As a NAPBC-accredited center, we are committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary, high-quality care for patients with breast disease. Patients receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center have access to information on new treatments, clinical trials, genetic counseling, and patient centered services including psycho-social support. A survivorship care plan documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivor’s quality of life.

Receiving care at this NAPBC-accredited center ensures that patients have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services including mammography with 3D tomosynthesis, Hidden Scar surgery, wire-free localization lumpectomy, and intraoperative radiation therapy.
  • A multidisciplinary team approach with nurse navigation to coordinate breast cancer care.
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options.

The Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology and approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration.  We operate under the guidelines established by the American Cancer Society for the early detection of breast cancer. 

The Center has earned special accreditation from the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.  This designation is awarded to centers that have demonstrated excellence in breast imaging by successfully achieving accreditation in Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Breast Ultrasound, and Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy. 

The ACR seal lets you know:

  • This center has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally accepted standards
  • The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images
  • The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive
  • The facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines