Breast Health Center
The CHI Health Breast Health Center at Lakeside is dedicated exclusively to breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and the management and surveillance of pre-existing cancer. Patients can expect the highest level of accuracy in diagnostic care, including mammogram results within 24 hours.
More importantly, if anything suspicious is found, patients will receive follow-up testing and expert consultation within days – not weeks. The Breast Center expedites the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer by offering technology and staff specifically dedicated to breast care and cancer. Our advanced digital mammography technology provides the highest level of accuracy for even the smallest tumors.
Breast Cancer Team
For those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, they meet with our surgeons for consultation, treatment, and follow-up within the Breast Center. Care is coordinated with the multi-disciplinary team of cancer specialists including Radiology, Pathology, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology.
The Breast Health Center at Lakeside Hospital is staffed by a Nurse Practitioner, fellowship-trained breast Radiologists, and Surgeons who are dedicated to and have special training in breast care. If cancer is detected, patients of the Breast Health Center are also offered the opportunity to partner with a Nurse Navigator. A Nurse Navigator is an oncology-certified nurse who is available to guide patients through the entire process of diagnosis and treatment. Meet the breast care team. Our mammography scheduling line is (402) 717-2222.
A Triple-accredited Center of Excellence
CHI Health Breast Health Center at Lakeside is certified by three national accrediting bodies, the highest achievement available. Only 11 centers in the country have the elite distinction as of January, 2016.
American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
This designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.
National Quality Measures for Breast Centers
The CHI Health Breast Health Center has achieved the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC™) Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence accreditation. This is the highest certification level. This certification recognizes a center’s quality performance as meeting quality standards criteria. In addition to the requirements to become a Certified Participant, the Certified Quality Breast Center applicant must have supplied 90% of the measures for which their quality breast center type should be able to measure performance.
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
The CHI Health Breast Health Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeon's National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to those centers that are voluntarily committed to providing the best possible care to patients with diseases of the breast. Each breast center must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with NAPBC Standards.
CHI Breast Center of Excellence
In order to obtain this designation, a breast center must hold accreditation with the American College of Surgeon’s National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), be recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology, and be certified as a Quality Breast Center of Excellence through the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC). Less than 1% of breast centers across the country have achieved this significant accomplishment.