MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Achieves National Accreditation for Breast Cancer for Third Time

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Achieves National Accreditation for Breast Cancer for Third Time

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The Smyth Building on the campus of MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, is a late-20th century concrete and glass building with a green sign.

The three-year distinction demonstrates achievements in leadership, clinical services, and outreach.

BALTIMORE – MedStar Health has continued a three-year accredited status at the Comprehensive Breast Center at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The achievement puts MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital among an elite cadre of hospital breast programs, having demonstrated compliance with NAPBC quality standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement for patients.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States after skin cancers, according to The American Cancer Society. Programs accredited by the NAPBC follow a model for organizing and managing breast center to facilitate multidisciplinary, integrated, and comprehensive breast cancer services.

Dr. Maen Farha and his team perform surgery in an operating room at a MedStar Health hospital. “This is a coveted distinction,” said breast surgeon, Maen Farha, MD, medical director of the Comprehensive Breast Center at MedStar Good Samaritan. “It represents the focus all of us at MedStar Health have on quality metrics throughout the patient’s journey with breast cancer or breast disease. This includes prevention, screenings, treatment, and even after the patient completes treatment. The NAPBC accreditation sets high standards, based on scientific evidence, and we pride ourselves in putting our patients’ best interests at the center of our decision making. Our multidisciplinary clinic model is unique and carries the concept of multidisciplinary care to a higher level.”

For example, MedStar Good Samaritan patients have the opportunity to access services like a strong patient navigation program, genetic testing, rehabilitation support, and reconstructive surgery.

As an NAPBC-accredited institution, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital also becomes an ACS Surgical Quality Partner. Being a Surgical Quality Partner signifies an institution's dedication to consistently improving procedures and approaches, while maintaining a critical eye on process at every step. The Surgical Quality Partner designation lets patients know that MedStar Health is dedicated to quality and relentless self-improvement and has been verified or accredited by the ACS. Patients can trust that the care they receive at Surgical Quality Partner hospitals adheres to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality.

The Breast Center at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital is located in the Smyth Building at 5601 Loch Raven Boulevard, suite 403B in Baltimore, Maryland.

To schedule an appointment at the Breast Center, call 443-444-4673, or click here to learn more about the NAPBC.