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HCA Florida Memorial Hospital attains national accreditation from the ACS NAPBC for breast cancer

Accreditation demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to improving comprehensive breast care

May 14, 2024
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Jacksonville, FL - HCA Florida Memorial Hospital announced that it has received accreditation under the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States after skin cancers. Programs accredited by the NAPBC follow a model for organizing and managing a breast center to facilitate multidisciplinary, integrated, and comprehensive breast cancer services. The NAPBC focuses on the spectrum of a patient’s journey with breast cancer or breast disease, including prevention, screening, treatment, and survivorship. By setting high standards, NAPBC accreditation guides breast centers in providing comprehensive breast care based on scientific evidence.

“Being re-accredited by NAPBC isn’t just about recognition, it is about ensuring the highest standard of care and support for those facing breast health concerns or disease,” said Dianne Johnson, MD, director of the Women’s Center at HCA Florida Memorial Hospital. “It is our commitment to excellence to provide each patient with our promise to prioritize their breast care.”

As an NAPBC-accredited institution, Memorial Hospital also becomes an ACS Surgical Quality Partner. Being a Surgical Quality Partner signifies an institution's dedication to consistently improving procedures and approaches, while maintaining a critical eye on process at every step. The Surgical Quality Partner designation lets patients know Memorial Hospital is dedicated to quality and relentless self-improvement and has been verified or accredited by the ACS. Patients can trust that the care they receive at Surgical Quality Partner hospitals adheres to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality.

"ACS Quality programs are grounded in more than a century of experience and participation is an important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality. As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, HCA Florida Memorial Hospital has shown a commitment providing the best possible patient care, evaluating that care in a rigorous fashion, and dedicating themselves to continuous self-improvement," said ACS Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS.

Learn more about the NAPBC.

May 14, 2024
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