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AdventHealth Waterman receives national breast cancer accreditation

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AdventHealth Waterman recently received three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.

AdventHealth Waterman, located in Tavares, received this designation for meeting national standards of excellence for providing comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care and demonstrating high-quality clinical outcomes for patients with breast disease, a news release states.

“We are very proud to be the first and only accredited breast center in Lake County,” CEO Abel Biri says in the release. “Our breast care team is passionate about providing outstanding care to breast cancer patients and this is demonstrated in achieving this national recognition for quality care.”

NAPBC-accredited centers demonstrate excellence in program leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.


AdventHealth Waterman oncology certified nurse Charissa Wynn, left, and Eileen Bascombe, oncology nurse navigator–certified generalist, were instrumental in obtaining the NAPBC designation. // Provided photo

Patients receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling and patient-centered services, including care navigation.

“Our cancer care navigators help patients by coordinating appointments with our breast care team specialists, providing personalized education about cancer treatment and follow-up care, and assisting with access to resources such as psychosocial support, nutritional counseling and financial assistance,” says Leslie Maxwell, director of the AdventHealth Waterman Cancer Institute.

Patients receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center also have access to comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services, and a multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options.


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