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Patient Needs at Core of Gwinnett Medical Center’s Cancer Care

08.30.2013

Gwinnett Medical Center recently received re-accreditation for cancer care from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the Commission on Cancer (CoC)–– programs administered by the American College of Surgeons–– for dedication to constantly improving the quality of patient care.

Gwinnett Breast Center, a service of GMC, has been granted a full, three-year accreditation through the NAPBC for committing to provide the highest level of quality breast care. The accreditation process involves rigorous performance evaluations where centers must demonstrate NAPBC standards that demand proficiency in leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.

An NAPBC-accredited breast center has demonstrated a firm commitment to offering its patients every available advantage in their battle against breast cancer.

GMC has also been granted a full, three-year accreditation through the CoC for consistently addressing patient-centered needs and measuring the quality of the care they deliver against national standards. CoC accreditation provides value through improved patient outcomes across all domains of care including access and service, satisfaction and well-being, quality of care and cancer outcomes.

“With our range of cancer care, including diagnosis, infusion and support services, among others, we are dedicated to making our patient care the best,” said GMC President and CEO Phil Wolfe. “While the expectations of accrediting organizations such as these continue to evolve, so do GMC’s standards – in an effort to coordinate the best treatment options available.”   

For more information about the NAPBC, visit their website at accreditedbreastcenters.org. For more information about the CoC, visit their website at facs.org

About Gwinnett Medical Center

Gwinnett Medical Center is a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit healthcare network with acute-care hospitals in Lawrenceville and Duluth. Offering cardiovascular, orthopedic and neuroscience specialty care as well as a full continuum of wellness services, GMC’s 4,500 associates and 800 affiliated physicians serve more than 400,000 patients annually. To learn more about how GMC is transforming healthcare, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org or follow us at facebook.com/gwinnettmedical, twitter.com/gwinnettmedical or youtube.com/gwinnettmedical.