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NAPBC Accredited | NAPBC Best Practice

The Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health at Virginia Hospital Center has been granted another three-year full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. In addition to reaccreditation, our program was also recognized as a "best practice" and we were chosen to be part of the NAPBC Best Practice Repository. This evolving online repository of superior procedures helps breast centers identify best practices related to NAPBC Accreditation and meeting NAPBC standards.

The Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health at Virginia Hospital Center was the first totally comprehensive breast health center in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to be nationally certified by the NAPBC in 2009 and continues to provide the most advanced and dedicated care to patients with breast cancer. Unlike other programs in the area, the Center offers patients all the medical, surgical and ancillary services they need in one location. With everything under one roof and a staff dedicated solely to breast health, it gives patients access to the best in multidisciplinary healthcare without having to travel to multiple locations or experiencing treatment delays.

Benefits of the Nationally Accredited Breast Center

Virginia Hospital Center's NAPBC Accredited Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health provides patients with the following benefits:

Comprehensive care

Comprehensive care, including a complete range of state-of-the-art services and equipment.

Multidisciplinary approach

A multidisciplinary approach to patient care, ensuring coordination of the best available treatment options for each patient. Components of care include, but are not limited to, the following:

Information

Information about—and access to—ongoing cancer clinical trials and new treatment options.

Cancer education and support

Access to cancer prevention and early detection programs, cancer education and support services.

Monitoring developments in treating cancer

Our commitment to uphold excellence by monitoring developments in treating cancer and other breast diseases, and incorporating improvements into the care we provider.
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National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a Program of the American College of Surgeons is dedicated to improving the quality of care for patients with breast cancer and other diseases of the breast. It defines 27 breast program standards and 17 care components—from medical oncology consultation/treatment and surgical care to research, a survivorship program and much more—that collectively provide the most coordinated, comprehensive care for patients diagnosed with diseases of the breast. The NAPBC application and on-site survey process are rigorous, and NAPBC accredited centers like The Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health at Virginia Hospital Center must be recertified every three years. Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

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Mammography is the most effective way of detecting breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage.

What You Should Know About Breast Cancer

Virginia Hospital Center encourages women to be actively involved in monitoring their own health and taking preventive measures against breast cancer. In recent years, the early detection of breast cancer has saved the lives of thousands of women across the United States.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women and it is the second leading cause of cancer death, after lung cancer. However, when detected early, breast cancer is very treatable.

Women over age 20 should be aware of the warning signs and risk factors for breast cancer.

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