Breast Center at Greenwich Hospital accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Breast Center at Greenwich Hospital has received a three-year, full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for meeting high standards for treating breast disease.

“This accreditation is a reflection of our commitment to our patients and our community to offer every significant advantage in the fight against breast disease,” said Barbara Ward, MD, medical director of the Breast Center at Greenwich Hospital, and a nationally acclaimed breast surgeon.

“Our patients receive quality breast care close to home, provided by a multidisciplinary team that works together to coordinate care and identify the best treatment options,” she added. “That’s one of the reasons survival rates for patients treated for cancer at the Breast Center exceed the national average.”

As part of the Smilow Cancer Hospital Greenwich Hospital campus, the Breast Center offers state-of-the-art services from detection and treatment through recovery, including three-dimensional mammography, surgical options such as interoperative radiation therapy, ongoing clinical trials, patient and family support groups, and survivorship programs.

This is the 4th successful survey for Greenwich Hospital, which served as one of 12 pilot survey sites in the country when the NAPBC was developing its national program.

Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to centers that commit to providing the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation and review process. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.

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Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health. Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. Greenwich Hospital has the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence.