Navigation Links
The Breast Center at Houston Northwest Medical Center Receives Prestigious National Award
Date:6/26/2009

HOUSTON, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Breast Center at Houston Northwest Medical Center is one of only two breast centers in the United States -- and one in Texas -- to be recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) Program(TM). The NQMBC Program is a quality initiative designed to measure performance of interdisciplinary breast care nationwide. The designation is the highest certification level of the program.

"We are very proud to receive this honor because it symbolizes the hospital's commitment to provide quality breast health care to patients in our community," says Tosha Morton, RT(R)(M)(CT), Breast Center manager. "This award not only reflects the collaboration of our professional staff with physicians to help ensure the success of the Breast Center, but also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer."

Houston Northwest Medical Center has taken a major step to ensure that patients consistently benefit from a high standard of care. The hospital promotes excellence in breast health care through a network of diverse professionals dedicated to the active exchange of ideas and resources. In addition, the measurement of quality performance and comparison of outcomes data is essential in assessing patient care and allocating resources where improvement is desired.

"Pathologists, breast surgeons and radiologists work closely with nurses, technologists and ultrasonographers to create a multidisciplinary team that provides comprehensive, coordinated patient care," adds Morton. "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 at Houston Northwest Medical Center offers an extensive program that focuses on detecting breast cancer early using advanced imaging equipment and providing ongoing support if breast cancer is diagnosed. The Breast Center has experienced staff specially trained in breast imaging and 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 providing 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


'/>"/>
SOURCE Houston Northwest Medical Center
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. What should a teenage girl do if she finds a lump in her breast?
2. Researchers develop new and efficient breast biopsy technique
3. St. Gallen consensus 2009: A radically different approach to treating early breast cancer
4. Breast-Feeding Boosts Childs School Performance
5. AUDIO from Medialink and Siemens: New Tool in the Battle Against Breast Cancer
6. VIDEO from Medialink and Siemens: New Treatment in Breast Cancer Detection
7. Breast Cancer TV Spot Wins Four Telly Awards
8. RNA snippet suppresses spread of aggressive breast cancer
9. Researchers identify 4 new targets for breast cancer
10. Researchers identify four new targets for breast cancer
11. VBI researchers develop new method for breast cancer biomarker discovery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College ... to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in ... , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... drug delivery system that we intend to develop to enable prevention of a ... lead to severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP ... the recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare ... City on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... On Saturday, October 21, the Health & Wellness Center at Florida Hospital ... for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Teams of up to 10 people can ... their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills will start at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator ... tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional organization that ... new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will help support ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early ... of wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of ... Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions ... affordable analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium , an ... solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master Files & ... NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has selected ... and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading European contract ... to increase transparency to enable greater collaboration with ...
(Date:9/22/2017)...  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves is ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical device ... industry is in an odd place.  The industry wants ... tax on medical device sales passed along with the ... increased visits and hospital customers with the funding to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: