Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized as Certified Quality Breast Center by National Consortium of Breast Centers

Friday, March 17, 2023

Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC) at Cabell Huntington Hospital, a member of Mountain Health Network, has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™ (NQMBC). This level of certification in the NQMBC Program is valid for one year.

The NQMBC is a voluntary quality program that identifies quality of care measures allowing breast centers to compare their performance with other centers across the United States and beyond. The NQMBC is the only breast care-specific quality management program of its type, offering performance monitoring of service delivery, professional performance and clinical outcomes across the patient's journey from screening through diagnostics, surgery and adjuvant therapies.

“Our Breast Center was ranked above the 25th percentile on 14 quality measures, which demonstrates our clinical staff’s commitment to quality and excellence,” said Leann Ross RN, BSN, OCN, CPHQ, director of the ECCC Diagnostic Breast Center. “When it comes to patient care, this recognition helps identify areas for improvement and determine areas of strength. It’s also validating when we can compare our performance and outcomes to other centers across the nation, and know that we are exceeding high-quality standards for breast care.”

The NQMBC were developed by referencing the Health Care Advisory Board's Clinical Quality Dashboard for breast centers published in the fall of 2004. The NQMBC reflect more than 19 years of work, which has culminated in the adoption of more than 40 National Quality Indicators™.

For more information about ECCC, visit www.edwardsccc.org to learn more.