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Ann Hooper Center for Womens Imaging recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence

July 29, 2017

The Ann Hooper Center for Women’s Imaging has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™ (NQMBC™). This distinguished honor represents a commitment by this breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in their community. This level of certification in the NQMBC™ Program is valid for one year.

Measuring and comparing quality performance is essential in assessing patient care and allocating resources where improvement is desired. In today's dynamic health care industry, breast centers are faced with providing quality care while simultaneously keeping costs under control. A center's staff must not only be familiar with existing standards of care, but must also be aware of new advances in technology. Ann Hooper Center for Women’s Imaging actively ensures they provide the best possible quality care to breast patients in their community.

The new Waldo County General Hospital Ann Hooper Center for Women’s Imaging offers state-of-the-art 2D and 3D mammography, breast ultrasound, needle biopsies, and bone density in a beautiful boutique imaging suite. The center also offers breast MRI, patient navigation services, and en suite registration.

The National Consortium of Breast Centers is proud to recognize Ann Hooper Center for Women’s Imaging as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence.

The National Quality Measures for Breast Centers™ were developed by referencing the Health Care Advisory Board's Clinical Quality Dash Board for breast centers published in the fall of 2004. The National Quality Measures for Breast Centers™ reflect more than 11 years of work, which has culminated in the adoption of more than 33 National Quality Indicators™.

The National Consortium of Breast Centers promotes 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 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. It facilitates 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.

For more information regarding the NQMBC™ Program, visit www.breastcare.org.

The Ann Hooper Center for Women's Imaging can be reached at 338-2500.

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