Englewood Health has been recognized again for excellence in patient care by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a quality assurance program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
The NAPBC granted accreditation status to the Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Health, which has been accredited since 2009.
Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to programs that are committed to providing the best possible care to patients with breast cancer.
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.
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.
Dr. Mindy Goldfischer, chief of breast imaging and the medical director of the Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center, said the honor is shared by all who work there.
“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,” she said.
Christine Weiselberg, the administrative director at the center, said its success is based on its patient-first philosophy.
“For us, it’s all about the patient,” she said. “While we have the latest diagnostic technology, it’s also about making the patient feel warm and safe at a stressful time.
“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.”