Albany Medical Center’s Breast Care Center Accredited by the American College of Surgeons
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted accredited status to Albany Medical Center’s Breast Care Center.
Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to those programs that are committed to providing the best possible care to patients with breast cancer. Accreditation provides the structure and resources to develop and operate a high-quality breast center. To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center meets the NAPBC’s standards in 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.
“We are proud to be recognized by the American College of Surgeons as an accredited Breast Care Center. This designation reinforces our commitment to delivering quality, compassionate breast health care to achieve the best possible outcomes and helps us ensure that our patients have access to all resources they may need throughout their journey,” said Lynn Choi, MD, breast surgeon and director of Albany Medical Center’s Breast Care Center.
As a NAPBC-accredited center, Albany Medical Center 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.