LRCC Awarded Re-accreditation for Breast Cancer Care Excellence
Friday, June 29 2012
We are pleased to announce Lakeland Regional Cancer Center (LRCC) has been awarded a three-year full re-accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
Accreditation by 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 performance. 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. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. Breast centers that achieve NAPBC accreditation demonstrate a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.
In 2009, LRCC was the second program in Florida to receive NAPBC accreditation and the 52nd program in the nation. Kim Walker, LRCC Administrator and LRMC Associate Vice President, said, “This re-accreditation demonstrates the strength of our program, as well as the value for our patients.”
LRCC’s breast program is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and compassionate breast health care available. LRCC offers a multi-disciplinary approach with the most advanced treatments and services available, including breast conserving surgery, lymphatic mapping, advanced radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy, digital mammography, genetic screening and counseling, and support groups.
Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that breast patients will 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
- Most importantly, quality breast care close to home
For more information about LRCC and the breast cancer program, please call (863) 603-6565 or toll free at 866-823-4405.