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Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital Breast Health Program Earns National Accreditation

Miraj Shah Khan at the Palos Breast Center in Orland Park

Orland Park, Ill. – The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted accredited status to Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital and the Northwestern Medicine Breast Health Program in Orland Park. To achieve NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards addressing leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement for patients. Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the NAPBC with this accreditation,” said Miraj Shah-Khan, MD, medical director of the breast cancer program at Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital. “At Palos Hospital, we strive to provide patients with exceptional comprehensive breast cancer care from the moment they walk through the door.”

As a NAPBC-accredited center, Palos Hospital and the Breast Health Program are committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered care for patients with breast disease. Patients can be confident their breast care team includes health care professionals from a variety of disciplines who are committed to working together to provide the highest quality care available through their entire course of treatment.

The NAPBC provides the structure and resources to develop and operate a high-quality breast center and accredited program. Patients receiving care through the Palos Hospital and the Breast Health Program have access to:

  • Comprehensive breast cancer screening, including three-dimensional (3D) mammography, breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and automated breast ultrasound (ABUS)
  • A multidisciplinary team of breast cancer experts who provide a full range of state-of-the-art services and leading-edge treatments
  • Access to clinical trials, patient navigation support, supportive oncology services, genetic counseling, and novel treatment options  
  • High-risk breast clinic, providing comprehensive risk assessment and surveillance strategies for patients at elevated breast cancer risk

About the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the quality of care of patients with diseases of the breast. Its board membership includes professionals from more than 20 national organizations that represent the full spectrum of breast care.  For more information, visit https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/napbc.

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