August 24, 2015
Las Vegas, NV — The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital is proud to announce it 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 American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 232,340 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 2013. 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 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
- Quality breast care close to home
As the most comprehensive breast center in Southern Nevada, The Breast Center at Sunrise features a combination of the newest technologies with the latest procedures to accurately detect and diagnose breast problems. This includes board certified and fellowship trained dedicated breast radiologists, a multidisciplinary team approach and a breast health nurse navigator to provide education, support and care coordination. Additionally, The Breast Center at Sunrise is an American College of Radiology Breast Center of Excellence.
The Breast Center at Sunrise is located at 3006 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89109. To schedule an appoint, please call (855) 445-2246.
About Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
As Nevada's largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center offers high quality, patient-centered healthcare to the residents of Southern Nevada, its surrounding region, and the millions of visitors that come to Las Vegas. As a 16-time Consumer Choice award-winning hospital and two-time “Best Hospital in Las Vegas,” Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center is the region's healthcare leader. The Heart Center at Sunrise offers the most advanced cardiac care and features an Accredited Chest Pain Center. The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital is the only Accredited Breast Center in Southern Nevada. The Nevada Neurosciences Institute – the region's most comprehensive Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center – provides world-class care for stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions. Located on the same campus is Sunrise Children's Hospital, Nevada's largest, most comprehensive children's hospital.
Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call (702) 233-5454.
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.
For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their Web site at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.