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KentuckyOne Health Breast Care Receives NAPBC Accreditation
Accreditation recognizes commitment to providing the highest quality breast care
Lexington, Ky. (July 24, 2018) – KentuckyOne Health Breast Care has received Three-Year Full Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). This accreditation was awarded from a survey conducted on April 25, 2018, and will extend until April 24, 2021. The NAPBC accreditation formally acknowledges KentuckyOne Health’s commitment to providing the highest quality breast care, including evaluation and management of patients with breast disease.
“We are so pleased to have received the NAPBC accreditation, which recognizes our team’s outstanding commitment to patient care,” said Kelly Ray, BSN, Director, KentuckyOne Health Breast Care. “The KentuckyOne Health Breast Care team is full of highly engaged and enthusiastic employees who are constantly looking for opportunities to improve and innovate. Due to their hard work, the breast care program is deserving of this esteemed accreditation.”
NAPBC Three-Year Full Accreditation is awarded to centers that comply with all 29 standards at the time of the survey. The program was analyzed in six categories, including leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.
To learn more about NAPBC accreditation, visit www.napbc-breast.org.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.
About Saint Joseph East
Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, is a 217-bed full service community hospital located in the rapidly growing southeastern section of Lexington, KY. It includes the Women’s Hospital, dedicated to the health and well-being of women in central and eastern Kentucky with a 16 bed Level III NICU. Additional specialty services include heart care, breast care, orthopedic care and weight loss surgery.
About the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
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 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.