The Breast Center at The Medical Center of Plano has been formally accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
Now one of only a few institutions in North Texas to hold this accreditation, The Breast Center at The Medical Center of Plano provides the highest quality care in breast disease diagnosis and treatment, including:
- A comprehensive range of state-of-the-art services.
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinating the best available treatments options.
- Information regarding ongoing cancer clinical trials and new treatment options.
- Access to prevention and early detection programs, cancer education, and support services.
- Ongoing monitoring and improvements in cancer care.
The NAPBC is a consortium of national professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and the monitoring of outcomes for patients with diseases of the breast.
Bringing together leaders from the major medical disciplines who routinely work together to diagnose and treat breast disease, this multidisciplinary group created 27 program standards and 17 program components of care that collectively provide the most efficient and contemporary care available for patients diagnosed with diseases of the breast.
Cancer Program Accreditation
The program of cancer diagnosis and treatment at The Medical Center of Plano is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) in the Community Hospital category.
This signifies that
- The Medical Center of Plano processes between 100 and 649 newly diagnosed cancer cases each year.
- The Medical Center of Plano provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and treatment services.
- Members of The Medical Center of Plano medical staff are board certified in the major medical specialties.
- The Medical Center of Plano may participate in clinical research.
Key to the success of The Medical Center of Plano’s cancer program are five attributes necessary for CoC accreditation:
- State-of-the-art clinical services in the areas of pretreatment evaluation, staging, treatment and clinical follow-up.
- The Medical Center of Plano Cancer Committee’s leadership of the program through goal-setting, monitoring, evaluation of outcomes, and improvement of care.
- Cancer conferences that provide a forum for patient consultation and contribute to physician education.
- A quality-improvement program that serves as the mechanism for evaluating and improving patient outcomes.
- A cancer registry and database that provides an empirical basis for monitoring the quality of care.
Consistent with its CoC accreditation, the cancer program at The Medical Center of Plano provides the following basic services.
Prevention and early detection