The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted accredited status to the UF Health Breast Center – Jacksonville. The accreditation signifies
UF Health’s compliance with NAPBC standards that recognize a breast center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement for patients.
As an NAPBC-accredited center, the UF Health Breast Center – Jacksonville is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care resulting in outstanding service for patients with breast disease.
“UF Health Jacksonville is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive care possible to the women of our community. Breast health services are a big part of that mission,” said Patrick L. Green, FACHE, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville. “We have incredibly talented health care experts who work hand-in-hand with each other to help women find the best treatment options, beginning when they first come through our doors. This recognition of our breast health program is testament to the hard work, dedication and collaboration of everyone who works here to improve the lives of the communities we serve.”
UF Health patients can be confident that their breast care team includes experts from a variety of disciplines who are committed to working together to provide the best care available throughout their entire course of treatment. Patients receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatment options, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services including psychosocial support, rehabilitation services, and survivorship care.
“Providing integrated care by a passionate and knowledgeable team of physicians is the focus of our breast health program and we’re incredibly proud of this recognition,” said Shahla Masood, M.D., FCAP, professor and chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and medical director of the UF Health Breast Center – Jacksonville. “We believe bringing together experts in multiple specialties, who can collaborate on finding the best options for our patients and then design a personalized therapy for each of them, is the key component in their treatment.”
Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to those programs that are committed to providing the best possible care to patients with breast cancer. The NAPBC provides the structure and resources to develop and operate a high-quality breast center and accredited program. Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years.
About UF Health Jacksonville
UF Health Jacksonville (UFHealthJax.org) is a private, not-for-profit hospital, part of University of Florida Health, a world-class academic health center that combines leading-edge research at campuses around Florida with outstanding clinical care at a network of hospitals around the state. In Jacksonville, UF Health includes University of Florida faculty, residents and fellows within the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, who team up with outstanding caregivers and other employees to provide state-of-the-art services to residents throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Our mission is to heal, to comfort, to educate and to discover, in an environment where exemplary medical care complements outstanding service.
About the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the quality of care of patients with diseases of the breast. Its board membership includes professionals from more than 20 national organizations that represent the full spectrum of breast care. For more information, visit https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/napbc;