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Breast Center recognized by American College of Surgeons

Breast Center recognized by American College of Surgeons

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Alyssa Gillego MD
Breast surgeon Alyssa Gillego, MD and patient

For patients facing the uncertainty of a breast cancer diagnosis, Greenwich Hospital’s Breast Center offers world-class care close to home. The Center delivers first-rate, compassionate care recognized by national ranking and accreditation organizations and patients alike.

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC,) a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) granted its seal of approval – three-year accreditation – to the Breast Center at Greenwich Hospital. To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with 28 NAPBC standards that look at a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.  Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years.

Said Arnold M. Baskies, MD, FACS, the NAPBC surveyor “efficiency and personalized care seem to be hallmarks of the program.”

The Breast Center at Greenwich Hospital is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care resulting in high-quality care for patients with breast disease. Patients receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient centered services including psycho-social support, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivor’s quality of life.

Receiving care at Greenwich Hospital ensures that patients 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

For the sixth consecutive year, Greenwich Hospital has also received the 2019 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers.

“We believe every woman deserves the finest breast care,” said Barbara Ward, MD, medical director of the Breast Center at the Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Greenwich Hospital Campus. “Our team is committed to providing state-of-the-art cancer care in a compassionate setting that addresses both the physical and emotional needs of our patients.”