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The Breast Health Center at Kent Receives Three-Year Accreditation
01/08/2013

Kent Hospital is pleased to announce The Breast Health Center at Kent has achieved a three year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers represents a group of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring the outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. NAPBC-accreditation is granted only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment and is able to comply with established NAPBC standards. Each center must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with the NAPBC standards. To maintain accreditation, centers must undergo an on-site review every three years.

“This accreditation is a great accomplishment for The Breast Health Center at Kent and proves our commitment to the quality care we provide our patients on a daily basis,” said Candace Dyer, MD, physician director of The Breast Health Center at Kent. “NAPBC accreditation allows us as a breast center, to take advantage of a nationally recognized group that is dedicated to providing high level clinical care and treatments.”

The Breast Health Center at Kent is a unique collaboration with Woman & Infants Hospital that ensures comprehensive breast care to the women of our community. Joining the dedicated medical professionals at Kent with some of the nation’s leading breast health experts from Women & Infants, The Breast Health Center at Kent provides a comprehensive array of services including: mammography, ultrasound, needle biopsies of the breast and breast MRI; clinical evaluation and treatment; fertility counseling, genetic counseling; social services; nutrition consultation and support groups.

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