Pocono Health System’s Hughes Cancer Center Recognized As a Certified Quality Breast Center

Pocono Health System’s Hughes Cancer Center Recognized As a Certified Quality Breast Center

This distinguished honor represents a commitment by the entire team to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in their community.
Pocono Health System’s (PHS) Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center was recently recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program. This distinguished honor represents a commitment by the entire team to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in their community.
Kathleen E. Kuck, President and CEO of Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center, recognizes the impact this recognition has on cancer care in our community, “Our oncology team of physicians and staff have always been committed to providing quality cancer care to our patients. We look forward to continuing to provide world class care close to home by utilizing the resources of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc., to help meet the needs of our patients and their loved ones.”
Measuring and comparing quality performance is essential in assessing patient care and allocating resources where improvement is desired. The Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center has taken a major step to ensure we provide the best possible quality care to breast patients in the communities we serve. The National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) were developed by referencing the Health Care Advisory Board’s Clinical Quality Dash Board for breast centers published in the fall of 2004. NQMBC reflects more than five years of work, which has culminated in the adoption of more than 30 National Quality Indicators.
The National Consortium of Breast Centers promote excellence in breast health care for the general public through a network of diverse professionals dedicated to the active exchange of ideas and resources. It serves as an informational resource and provides support services to those rendering care to people with breast diseases through educational programs, newsletters, a national directory and patient forums. It also encourages professionals to concentrate and specialize in activities related to breast disease and encourages the development of programs and centers that address breast disease and promote breast health.
They also facilitate collaborative research opportunities on issues of breast health; and developed a set of core measures to define, improve, and sustain quality standards in breast health care programs and for quality performance in all types of breast health care facilities. To learn more about the NQMBC Program, please visit Breastcare.org or for more information about the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center, please visit PoconoHealthSystem.org.
 
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