Centra Cancer Care Services has earned a three-year full accreditation with commendation as a comprehensive community cancer program from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
Centra Breast Cancer Program Earns National Accreditation
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Centra’s comprehensive breast cancer program was recently awarded the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for the third time. The three-year accreditation highlights the strength of the breast cancer program, based in the Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center.
The accreditation recognizes Centra’s commitment to high-quality care and improving breast health in the region. All NAPBC accredited breast centers have undergone a rigorous application process and on-site survey.
The accreditation ensures that patients cared for at a NAPBC-accredited center 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
“The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers shows Centra’s deep commitment to offering patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast cancer,” Curt Baker, Vice President of Oncology Services, said. “The Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center allows patients to receive leading-edge care close to home.”
To gain accreditation, Centra had to meet 27 program standards, receiving a perfect score on all 27. The standards include proficiency in center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.
The certification process touched a broad range of breast cancer services, including oncology support services, breast imaging, radiation oncology, medical oncology, breast surgery, pathology, inpatient hospital care, oncology breast navigators and clinical trials.
At Centra’s cancer center, a multidisciplinary team of oncology experts closely examine each patient’s case to craft a personal treatment plan that mirrors the highest standards in the world.
“It isn’t just the convenience and location that make the Pearson Cancer Center special. The center’s oncology specialists, nursing team and clinical navigators have a commitment to researching personal diagnostic and treatment options to give patients access to the most advanced care available,” Matthew Foster, MD, associate medical director of the cancer center, said. “The Pearson Cancer Center is a gem the region can be proud of.”
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers is a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to improving care and monitoring outcomes for patients with diseases of the breast.
For more information on the Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center, visit Cancer.CentraHealth.com.
Centra's comprehensive breast cancer program has earned a top national accreditation from The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and it is the first cancer service in central, southside and western Virginia to earn this honor.