Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) July 16, 2013
The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center (JACBCC) at St. Elizabeth Health Center (SEHC) in Youngstown was recently granted accreditation from two national organizations, recognizing the center’s excellence as a breast care center and confirming it as a center of excellence for breast imaging.
The JACBCC has been granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. The center has also been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
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 process and review of their performance. 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.
“During the survey process, the JACBCC demonstrated compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease,” said Juliane Dulay, manager of the JACBCC. “We are proud to have proved our proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.”
Only 23 breast care centers in Ohio are accredited by the NAPBC.
“We serve patients from all over northeast Ohio,” said Dulay. “Our center is the only one certified by the NAPBCC and designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Portage counties.”
By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation i
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