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Northeast Times | October 25, 2021

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Breast Center at Texas Health HEB Earns National Accreditation from American College of Surgeons

Breast Center at Texas Health HEB Earns  National Accreditation from American College of Surgeons

The Breast Center at Texas Health HEB is now nationally accredited, meaning patients receive every significant advantage for battling breast cancer, according to the American College of Surgeons.

The Breast Center at Texas Health HEB is a collaborative effort between Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Solis Women’s Health and Texas Breast Specialists.

The center is one of four facilities in the Texas Health Resources system to earn the three-year full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers (NAPBC). Nationally accredited centers demonstrate commitment to meeting the highest quality breast cancer standards for treating women diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.

“This prestigious national accreditation is a tremendous credit to the dedicated caregivers who work together in The Breast Center to serve the patients of Northeast Tarrant County,” said Deborah Paganelli, FACHE, president of Texas Health HEB. “Our patients and their families benefit from high-quality care that’s easy to navigate and convenient to access.”

To earn the voluntary accreditation, The Breast Center underwent an extensive review of all aspects of its program, including leadership, clinical practice, research, community outreach, patient and professional education, and quality improvement programs.

The Breast Center at Texas Health HEB emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to cancer detection and treatment. The comprehensive care program through Texas Health HEB, Solis Women’s Health and Texas Breast Specialists, includes nurse navigators who help guide patients and their families through a cohesive, coordinated process of care and act as advocates for patients and their families.

Advanced technology, including 3-D mammography, helps specialists detect breast tumors and abnormalities. Along with the national breast center accreditation, Texas Health HEB is accredited in Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Nuclear Medicine by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Solis Women’s Health is accredited as a Breast Center of Excellence by the ACR.

“About one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, so it’s important we equip ourselves to offer comprehensive patient-centered care and the best treatment options available,” said Mary Brian, M.D., breast surgeon with Texas Breast Specialists and on the medical staff at Texas Health HEB. “We understand that cancer treatment is a very stressful time for patients and their families. We try to ease that stress through providing nationally accredited care with compassion for each of our patients.”