Gwinnett Breast Center Receives National Accreditation

Lawrenceville, GA—Gwinnett Breast Center, an affiliate of Gwinnett Medical Center with locations in Lawrenceville, Duluth and Hamilton Mill, has been granted a full, three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)—a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

The process involves rigorous performance evaluations and accreditation and is only given to those centers committed to providing the highest level of quality breast care. Centers must demonstrate compliance with NAPBC standards established for treating women diagnosed with a wide range of breast diseases. These standards demand proficiency in the areas of center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.

An NAPBC-accredited breast center has therefore demonstrated a firm commitment to offering its patients every available advantage in their battle against breast cancer. “This accreditation indicates our desire to provide quality care with a truly patient-centered approach,” said Cindy Snyder, manager of oncology services at Gwinnett Medical Center.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that approximately 192,370 women in the United States would be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the year 2009. In the current year alone, hundreds of thousands of women dealing with benign breast disease will require medical evaluation for treatment options.

Receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center like Gwinnett Medical Center ensures that a patient will have access to comprehensive care with state-of-the-art services, a multidisciplinary team approach to coordinating the best treatment options, and most importantly, quality breast care located close to home.

For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, please visit their website at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org

About Gwinnett Medical Center
Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare network providing award-winning healthcare services to the Gwinnett community and beyond. Campuses in both Duluth and Lawrenceville provide acute care, outpatient services, orthopedic and neuroscience specialty care as well as a full continuum of wellness services. In 2009, GMC’s 4,300 associates and 800 physicians served more than 400,000 patients. To learn more about how GMC is transforming healthcare, visit facebook.com/gwinnettmedical, or twitter.com/gwinnettmedical.

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