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News Release
September 18, 2014
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Paul Sund (405)271-1542 

OU Breast Institute earns national re-accreditation  

(Oklahoma City)  The OU Breast Institute has earned national re-accreditation from an oversight organization that sets standards for health care facilities across the country.  After a recent site visit, the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers granted the OU facility another full, three-year accreditation designation.

The OU Breast Institute helps provide multi-disciplinary, comprehensive care for women who suffer from breast cancer and other diseases.   Located on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City, the institute collaborates with providers at the Stephenson Cancer Center and other OU Physicians clinics to deliver screenings, diagnosis and treatment.   

“This is an honor and a tribute to the team of skilled professionals who are part of the OU Breast Institute,” said Dr. Ronald Squires, a surgeon who serves as the program leader of the OU breast program.  “We strive to provide our patients with the highest quality of care in an atmosphere of support and comfort, and it is gratifying to be recognized for our work by a respected, national organization.”

To earn national accreditation, facilities must undergo a rigorous evaluation and performance review. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with national standards for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.  The standards include proficiency in leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.  A breast center that achieves national accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

Receiving care at a nationally accredited center ensures that a patient will 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; and

  • Quality breast care close to home.

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 200,000 patients each year are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States.  In addition, hundreds of thousands of others deal with benign breast disease and require medical evaluation for treatment options.

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers represents a consortium of more than 20 national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. It is the first and only national accreditation program to specifically focus on breast disease. To learn more about the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers and to view the complete list of NAPBC accredited breast centers, visit: http://napbc-breast.org.

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