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April 23, 2013 > Washington Hospital achieves National Breast Center Accreditation

Washington Hospital achieves National Breast Center Accreditation

Submitted By Clayton Warren

Washington Hospital announced on April 16, a three-year full accreditation designation of its Breast Health Program from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

In 2009, The Washington Women's Center Breast Health Program was the first in Northern California, and only the third in the state, to be fully accredited by the NAPBC.

"This latest recognition is a testament to the hard work of a truly talented and dedicated group of physicians, nurses and support staff who, working together, here at Washington Hospital are creating a facility that not only serves the needs of our residents, but does so at a level second to none," said Nancy Farber, CEO.

"We're extremely proud of this achievement because of what it means to the level of care we provide our community," said Dr. William Dugoni, medical director of Washington Hospital's Women's Health Program and co-chair of the Breast Health Committee. "Our team approach to the treatment of breast disease is resulting in the highest standards of care being provided to our patients. We are committed to providing patients with quality care close to home and this accreditation confirms that patients with breast disease are receiving the full spectrum of treatment and follow-up care at our facility."

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.

"This accreditation means that women treated at Washington Hospital have access to state-of-the-art services and comprehensive breast care," said Dr. Vandana B. Sharma, medical director of Washington Hospital's Cancer Genetics Program and co-chair of the Breast Health Committee.

To learn more about the programs and services offered at the Washington Women's Center, visit www.whhs.com/womenscenter.

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