(WEST CHESTER, PA) - The Breast Health Program at Chester County Hospital was granted a three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.
Accreditation by NAPBC is only given to programs that voluntarily commit to providing the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of their performance. To achieve this recognition, a breast center must demonstrate compliance with 28 NAPBC standards that look at a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.
As a NAPBC-accredited center, Chester County Hospital is dedicated to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care for patients with breast disease.
“Providing exceptional breast cancer services – from prevention to survivorship – is a top priority for Chester County Hospital. This accreditation is a demonstration of our team’s deep commitment to providing the best possible care for patients with breast cancer and other conditions,” says Catherine Porter, DO, Chair of the Breast Health Program at Chester County Hospital.
Patients receiving care at Chester County Hospital 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 a cancer survivor’s quality of life.
Chester County Hospital received its initial NAPBC accreditation in 2010 and has continued its commitment to being an NAPBC-accredited center ever since.
About Chester County Hospital
Founded in 1892 as the county's first hospital, the non-profit has grown into a 248-bed acute-care inpatient facility in West Chester, PA. It also has outpatient services in Exton, PA; West Goshen, PA; New Garden, PA; West Grove, PA: Jennersville, PA and Kennett Square, PA. In 2013, Chester County Hospital became part of Penn Medicine, which is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to medical education, biomedical research, and excellent patient care. In addition to quality-driven medical and surgical services, Chester County Hospital also offers home health, inpatient hospice and skilled nursing care; occupational medicine; outpatient laboratory, radiology and physical therapy services; wound care; cardiopulmonary rehab; and a prenatal clinic for the under-served. In 2020, Chester County Hospital will complete the largest expansion in its history. The project will welcome a state-of-the-art procedural platform with 15 operating room suites, a 99-bed patient tower, a new main entrance and an expanded and renovated Emergency Department. Learn More!