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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
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