TTUHSC Amarillo Breast Center of Excellence has been granted 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, 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. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation
has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage
in their battle against breast disease.
The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement
of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the
breast. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation,
and patient and professional education. Its board membership includes professionals
from 15 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 192,370 patients diagnosed
with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 20091. In addition, hundreds of
thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require
medical evaluation for treatment options.
Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access
- 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
- And, most importantly, Quality breast care close to home.
The TTUHSC Amarillo Breast Center of Excellence has been granted the "Center of Excellence"
designation because of the leadership of Dr. Richard Jordan, Dean of the TTUHSC Amarillo
Campus and Dr. Rakhshanda Rahman, Director of the Breast Center of Excellence, and
they have put together such a comprehensive TTUHSC-lead center with major community
involvement which will serve a large patient population and enhance the visibility
and prestige of Texas Tech in the region.