ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – For its efforts to improve outcomes for patients with breast disease, Presbyterian Cancer Care was recently awarded a new three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). It first received the accreditation in 2012.
NAPBC accreditation is only given to those cancer centers that commit to providing high level breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of their performance.
"At Presbyterian Cancer Care, we are committed to providing comprehensive, patient-centered care close to home for our patients," said Bernard Agbemadzo, M.D., medical director, Presbyterian Cancer Care. "This accreditation recognizes the incredible work of our clinicians and staff in providing quality care to patients with breast disease."
The NAPBC evaluates cancer centers in areas such as leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. Patients who receive care at an accredited center have access to comprehensive care, cutting-edge technology, multidisciplinary teams and information about clinical trials and new treatment options, according to the NAPBC.
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About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with more than 12,000 employees.