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Breast Center at Baylor Dallas Recognized for Commitment to Fighting Breast Disease
Date:1/28/2010

DALLAS, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor Sammons Breast Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas has been recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for its "firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease." The center has now received a three-year, full accreditation from the NAPBC. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of their performance.

"We are committed to joining with women to fight breast cancer with every tool, technique and treatment available," said John Pippin, M.D., chairman of the Breast Site Committee at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor Dallas. "Accreditation validates that commitment." Baylor Sammons Breast Center is only the second program in Texas to achieve this accreditation.

Advantages of Accreditation

Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a full range of advanced technological 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

Administered by the American College of Surgeons, 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, scientifi
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