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2/28/2012 Member News
Scripps Breast Care Center Earns Accreditation from American College of Surgeons

Scripps Green Earns Prestigious Accreditation for Breast Care Excellence from American College of Surgeons

LA JOLLA, Calif. (Feb. 27 , 2012) The Breast Care Center at Scripps Green Hospital has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons.

NAPBC accreditation is awarded only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

During the survey process this month, the Breast Care Center at Scripps Green demonstrated compliance with all 27 standards established by NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with breast disease. These standards cover the areas of patient care, quality improvement, center leadership, research, community outreach and professional education.

The NAPBC survey included an inspection of the Breast Care Center at Scripps Green and observation of a multi-disciplinary committee meeting to review current patient cases. The Scripps Green survey also included a medical chart review of breast cancer patients and benign tumor cases at the facility.

The accreditation is the latest accolade for Scripps Green, which last year earned accreditation in radiation therapy from the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Scripps is the only cancer care provider in San Diego to earn network accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. In 2009, Scripps Polster Breast Care Center also earned accreditation from the NAPBC.

Scripps is currently expanding its comprehensive range of cancer care capabilities with the construction of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center (expected to open in April 2013) and the Scripps Radiation Treatment Center (expected to open in August 2012), both of which will feature the latest technological advancements for patient care.

Cancer care at Scripps is provided through Scripps Cancer Center, a nationally recognized leader in cancer care, providing comprehensive care at Scripps’ four hospitals and various Scripps Clinic locations. With more than 300 affiliated physicians, Scripps Cancer Center seeks to provide the best possible treatment and cutting-edge research trials for patients by coordinating medical expertise in the areas of clinical cancer care, community outreach and clinical, translational and basic research.

ABOUT SCRIPPS HEALTH

Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a $2.45 billion nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and 13,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of physician offices and 23 outpatient centers and clinics. Recognized as a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine, wireless health care and graduate medical education. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.