July 6, 2022 — Englewood Health has been recognized for excellence in patient care by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality assurance program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
The NAPBC has once again granted accreditation status to the Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Health, which has been accredited since 2009.
“Earning this accreditation is a testament to the ongoing efforts of our doctors, nurses, and other staff to bring the safest, highest-quality, and most technologically advanced care to our community,” says Mindy Goldfischer, MD, chief of breast imaging and the medical director of the Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center.
Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to programs that are committed to providing the best possible care to patients with breast cancer. Patients receiving care at NAPBC-accredited centers have access to:
- Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
- Genetic counseling and other patient-centered services including psychosocial support, rehabilitation services, and survivorship care.
“For us, it’s all about the patient. While we have the latest diagnostic technology, it’s also about making the patient feel warm and safe at a stressful time,” says Christine Weiselberg, APN, administrative director of the Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center. “Every patient’s response to diagnosis and treatment is very personal and individual, so we take the time to form a bond with our patients so that during these emotional interactions we know what each patient needs.”
To achieve NAPBC accreditation, a breast center must undergo a site visit every three years and demonstrate compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement for patients.