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Atrium Health Navicent Breast Care Center Designated as Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence

The National Consortium of Breast Centers’ National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) has designated Atrium Health Navicent Breast Care Center as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence.

Located at Atrium Health Navicent Peyton Anderson Cancer Center and Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center in Macon, Atrium Health Navicent Breast Care Center provides services for both the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

Atrium Health Navicent Breast Care Center is one of only 33 Certified Quality Breast Centers of Excellence in the U.S. Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center’s breast center in Rome also has achieved this designation.

Centers designated as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence are recognized for meeting 90 percent of performance measures in areas including imaging, pathology, surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology and genetics. 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 a patient's medical journey.

“The goal of our oncology programs is to meet the highest standards of quality every day. This accreditation acknowledges our dedication to excellence in breast health at a level achieved by only 32 other breast health centers in the nation,” said Dr. Paul Dale, chief of surgical oncology for Atrium Health Navicent and medical director for Atrium Health Navicent Peyton Anderson Cancer Center. “We are proud of this accreditation as it further supports our mission of providing outstanding quality care that our patients can trust that is close to home.”

Atrium Health Navicent offers certified breast health imaging navigators who work with a multidisciplinary team to ensure patients receive comprehensive breast health services from screening to diagnostic imaging and any required imaging follow-up needed for treatment.

Additionally, patients with dense breast tissue or difficult-to-read mammograms have access to secondary screening using Molecular Breast Imaging. Atrium Health Navicent is one of only a few dozen centers in the nation that provide this cutting-edge technology. High-risk genetic screening and counseling is also offered. Atrium Health Navicent Breast Care Center is also designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by The American College of Radiology’s Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging.

To schedule a mammogram at Atrium Health Navicent, call 478-633-7020.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the third-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.

About Advocate Health

Advocate Health is the third-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States – created from the combination of Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health. Providing care under the names Advocate Health Care in Illinois, Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, and Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, Advocate Health is a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Advocate Health services nearly 6 million patients and is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the enterprise. It is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics and rehabilitation, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. Advocate Health employs 155,000 teammates across 69 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations, and offers one of the nation’s largest graduate medical education programs with over 2,000 residents and fellows across more than 200 programs. Committed to providing equitable care for all, Advocate Health provides nearly $6 billion in annual community benefits.

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