National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Awards Three-Year Accreditation to Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center

November 21, 2017 7:27 pm

Mercy Health’s Comprehensive Breast Center (CBC) in Grand Rapids has once again achieved Three-Year Full Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons, which acknowledges our commitment to providing the highest quality evaluation and management of our patients with breast disease. This is our second re-accreditation survey since 2011 and is based on compliance with 29 standards.

To give you an idea of what accreditation requires, our comprehensive breast center provides a single place where patients can receive the full continuum of breast care including screening mammography, diagnostic mammography, ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy and surgical evaluation, progressing to the more involved services as they advance along the care continuum. Navigation and patient resources, along with tumor conferences are in the same location, allowing for easier communication. Imaging and pathology are presented by breast focused specialists, operating suites are on the same floor, Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center is connected to the main hospital, so that other areas can be accessed without going outside. The fifth floor healing environment includes our outdoor garden area for use in the warmer months and an indoor arboretum for colder months, with space for walking exercise. Care is provided by a complete team of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals whose credentials have all been verified.

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