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Houston Northwest Medical Center Is Recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center(TM) by the National Consortium of Breast Centers
Date:1/8/2009

Houston Northwest Medical Center is one of three Certified Quality Breast Centers in the nation

HOUSTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Breast Center at Houston Northwest Medical Center is one of three breast centers in the nation to be recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center by the National Consortium of Breast Centers. This designation represents Houston Northwest Medical Center's commitment to provide quality breast health care to their patients.

Measuring and comparing quality performance is essential in assessing patient care and allocating resources where improvement is desired. Houston Northwest Medical Center has taken a major step ensuring that they provide a high standard of care.

Houston Northwest Medical Center is dedicated to promoting excellence in breast health care through a network of diverse professionals dedicated to the active exchange of ideas and resources.

"Pathologists, breast surgeons, and radiologists on the medical staff played a critical role in achieving this level of quality. Collaborating with Breast Center nurses, technologists, and ultrasonographers they devote themselves to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer," states Tosha Morton, RT(R)(M),(CT), Breast Center Manager. "A multidisciplinary team approach provides for comprehensive coordinated care."

The Breast Center at Houston Northwest Medical Center, offers a comprehensive program that focuses on early detection of breast cancer using advanced imaging equipment and ongoing support if breast cancer is detected. The Breast Center is staffed by experienced nurses, technologists and ultrasonographers who are trained in breast imaging. They are all dedicated to helping detect breast cancer early, providing in-depth patient education, and offering the care and support needed if breast cancer is diagnosed. The Breast Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology to perform mammography, stereotactic biopsy, ultrasound guided biopsy and fine needle aspiration.

National Quality Measures for Breast Centers is a quality initiative of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc. The National Consortium of Breast Centers promotes excellence in breast health care for the public through a network of diverse professionals dedicated to the active exchange of ideas and resources. It serves as an informational resource and provides support services to those rendering care to people with breast diseases through educational programs, newsletters, a national directory and patient forums. For more information visit www.breastcare.org.

About Houston Northwest Medical Center

Houston Northwest Medical Center is located at 710 F.M. 1960 West in Houston. Houston Northwest Medical Center has been serving the North Houston community for 35 years. The hospital is an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Houston Northwest Medical Center ranks among the nation's top hospitals for several service lines including critical care, stroke and general surgery by HealthGrades, an independent health care ratings company. Houston Northwest Medical Center is also a designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. To learn more about Houston Northwest Medical Center, a facility accredited by The Joint Commission, visit www.hnmc.com.

    Contact: Theresa Lewis
    Houston Northwest Medical Center
    (281) 440-2444
    Theresa.Lewis@tenethealth.com


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