University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is pleased to announce that its Comprehensive Breast Center, under the leadership of Roberta J. Lilly, MD, MPH, FACS, has been granted a three-year, full accreditation 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.
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.
The Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health, which is located at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, provides a broad range of diagnostic and treatment options including diagnostic mammography; breast ultrasound; breast MRI; stereotactic core biopsies; ultrasound-guided biopsies; breast MRI-guided biopsies; fine needle aspirations; and surgical care for all benign and malignant diseases of the breast. Patients also have access to a resource center with Internet access and information on the latest research and clinical trials in addition to the Wellness for Women breast screening program and the Survivors Offering Support program.
As an outreach program of the Comprehensive Breast Center, Dr. Lilly Roberta Lilly, the Center’s medical director, also provides clinic services in Queen Anne’s County at University of Maryland Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown and in Kent County at the Eleanor and Ethel Leh Women’s Center, located at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.
Dr. Lilly has fellowship training in surgical oncology of the breast. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She works closely with Jennifer S. Dyott, MSN, CRNP and other members of the Comprehensive Breast Center’s staff to provide care for the full array of benign and malignant breast diseases.
“Our expert team at Shore Regional Health’s Comprehensive Breast Center, which includes Dr. Lilly, our seasoned radiologists and the Center’s staff, could not be more proud of the quality breast care that we are able to provide the women of our region,” comments Brian Leutner, director of Oncology Services for UM Shore Regional Health. “Having earned the NAPBC accreditation is a tremendous honor and is a testament to the state-of-the-art care and genuine compassion that Dr. Lilly and the team are providing each and every patient that we serve.”
“This NAPBC accreditation is a wonderful honor,” remarks Roberta Lilly, MD, MPH, FACS, Breast Center medical director. “I see it as the outward proof of our internal commitment to top notch breast care here on the Eastern Shore.”
Lilly continues, “High quality breast care is not the result of just one person but literally involves dozens of people at all levels– from receptionists, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, social workers, nurses, x-ray technicians, oncologists, pathologists, radiologists – to hospital and practice administrators, all with a focus on providing highest quality, compassionate, breast care. I consider myself to be lucky to be among them.”
For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their web site at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org. Information about the Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health can be found at umshoreregional.org or by calling 410-820-9400.
Congratulations to Dr. Lilly and the entire team at the Comprehensive Breast Center for this tremendous accomplishment!