Accredited Breast Center Designation

September 19th, 2017

Cheshire Medical Center has been awarded a three-year/Full Accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

During the survey process, centers must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women and men who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: breast center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. Breast centers achieving NAPBC accreditation have demonstrated a firm commitment to offering patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

Diagnosing and treating breast cancer involves a multidisciplinary team of health-care specialists working closely with the patient and with each other. The Breast Center Team at Cheshire Medical Center, led by Breast Care Program Chairperson, H.E. Guy Burman, MD, supports partnerships between surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast care coordinators, primary care providers, Women’s Health providers, mammographers, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists, social workers, and complementary therapies.

Cheshire Medical Center’s Breast Center accreditation ensures quality breast care close to home for patients of the Monadnock Region.