St. Francis Recognized as Breast Center of Excellence
June 14, 2017
CHI Health St. Francis Breast Center/Oncology has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™ (NQMBC™). This distinguished honor represents a commitment by this breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in their community. This level of certification in the NQMBC™ Program is valid for one year.
Measuring and comparing quality performance is essential in assessing patient care and allocating resources where improvement is desired. In today’s dynamic health care industry, breast centers are faced with providing quality care while simultaneously keeping costs under control. A center’s staff must not only be familiar with existing standards of care, but must also be aware of new advances in technology. The St. Francis Breast Center/Oncology actively ensures that it provides the best possible quality care to breast patients in their community.
The St. Francis Breast Center provides a complete multidisciplinary team to its breast patients. These services include Interdisciplinary Breast Conferences, 3-D Diagnostic Imaging, Pathology, Medial Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgery and Oncoplastic Reconstruction, Nurse Navigators, Clinical Trials, Genetics Evaluation and Management, an Outreach Coordinator and Survivorship Care.
The National Consortium of Breast Centers is proud to recognize St. Francis Breast Center/Oncology as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence.
The National Quality Measures for Breast Centers™ were developed by referencing the Health Care Advisory Board’s Clinical Quality Dash Board for breast centers published in the fall of 2004. The National Quality Measures for Breast Centers™ reflect more than 11 years of work, which has culminated in the adoption of more than 33 National Quality Indicators™.
The National Consortium of Breast Centers promotes excellence in breast health care for the general 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. It encourages professionals to concentrate and specialize in activities related to breast disease and encourages the development of programs and centers that address breast disease and promote breast health. It facilitates collaborative research opportunities on issues of breast health; and developed a set of core measures to define, improve and sustain quality standards in breast health care programs and for quality performance in all types of breast health care facilities.