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UTMB Health's Department of Plastic Surgery held their annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day events on Wednesday, October 16. The day will kicked off at 7:30 a.m. in Galveston to honor breast cancer survivors at our Jennie Sealy hospital. The event then moved to our newest campus in Clear Lake with a presentation on breast health for the community. Activities resumed that evening at the League City Campus with a Myth Busters Q&A on breast health, a BRA decorating contest, and Ladies Night Out featuring vendors and food. It was a great event honoring those who fought but lost their battle and encouraging those still fighting breast cancer.

UTMB Health earns national reaccreditation for the highest level of breast care

May 21, 2018, 10:00 AM by Melissa Harman


UTMB Health has been granted a three-year/full reaccreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation, and patient and professional education. Its board membership includes professionals from 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care. 

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 232,340 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 2013*. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options.

Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
  • A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options

And, most importantly,

  • Quality breast care close to home.

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

For information about UTMB's Breast Health and Imaging Center visit utmbhealth.com/breasthealth

* American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2013. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2013. 

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UTMB Health earns national reaccreditation for the highest level of breast care.

A breast health program that achieves NAPBC-accreditation demonstrates their commitment to provide patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.
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