After undergoing a lumpectomy, Karen McGowan of Swedesboro faced questions that thousands of women face every year. Will I need chemo? Radiation? Some other treatment? And because it was March 2020, another question was on her mind. Would she be comfortable going to a hospital for treatment just as COVID-19 was arriving in South Jersey?
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ (June 15, 2015) – Inspira’s Frank and Edith Scarpa Regional Cancer Pavilion recently announced it has been reaccredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for being a leader in providing the highest level of quality breast care. This is Inspira’s second consecutive NAPBC designation since its first accreditation in 2012.
This three-year/full accreditation program, administered by the American College of Surgeons, is only awarded to centers that voluntarily undergo a rigorous evaluation and review performance process.
During the survey process, the medical center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. These standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.
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
- Quality breast care close to home
As part of its comprehensive breast center, Inspira’s connects patients with its Breast Cancer Bridge program, which provides personal counseling and support for women who have abnormal mammograms, breast changes or lumps, or who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing cancer treatment.
About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization formed in November 2012 by the merger of South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, now comprises three hospitals, four multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 60 locations. These include outpatient imaging and rehabilitation centers; urgent care; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than two dozen primary and specialty physician practices in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.
Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,500 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, call 1-800-INSPIRA.