Abington Hospital Recognized for its Care of Women with Breast Cancer

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Three-year accreditation recognizes cancer centers committed to treating the full spectrum of breast disease.

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The Abington – Jefferson Health breast center’s multidisciplinary team utilizes every resource - from clinical trials to innovative technology - in order to help women battle breast disease.

Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health’s Rosenfeld Cancer Center has been granted a three-year full-accreditation designation for the third time 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 centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care. During a rigorous evaluation process and performance review, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating those 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.

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. Its board membership includes professionals from 20 national organizations that reflect a wide range of breast care.

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

And, most importantly:

  •     Quality breast care close to home.

“Our goal is to provide every patient with individualized, compassionate care in our comprehensive breast center,” said Lynn Lucas-Fehm, MD, clinical director of Breast Imaging at Abington – Jefferson Health. “The Abington – Jefferson Health breast center’s multidisciplinary team utilizes every resource - from clinical trials to innovative technology - in order to help women battle breast disease. This designation reflects that commitment.”

About Abington – Jefferson Health
Abington – Jefferson Health encompasses Abington Hospital in Abington, Abington – Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township, two urgent Care Centers and five convenient outpatient facilities, which include Abington Health Center – Willow Grove, Abington Health Center – Warminster, Abington Health Center – Blue Bell, Abington Health Center – Lower Gwynedd and Abington Health Center – Montgomeryville. More than 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Hospital and Abington – Lansdale Hospital. In addition, some physicians are members of Abington Health Physicians, an employed network of primary care physicians and specialists. Abington – Jefferson Health is part of Jefferson Health and Jefferson, a newly formed organization dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies that will define the future of health care.

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