NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital Receives Full Accreditation Designation for Breast Care from National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Dec 12, 2014


The Carol H. Taylor Breast Health Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital 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.

Patients who receive care at a NAPBC-accredited center 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.

“We’ve worked hard to achieve this designation, and I am so proud of the entire team here at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence,” said Dr. Anthony Provenzano, chairman, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital Cancer Committee.

During the survey process, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence demonstrated compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. These standards include proficiency in the areas of center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. Breast centers that achieve NAPBC accreditation show a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

“This is a very special and unique place,” said the NAPBC surveyor who visited NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence. “It is rare to see a community hospital that provides such outstanding primary care for its population, in addition to a rich and robust cancer program, specifically for breast cancer.”

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.

For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their Web site at

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital Established in 1909, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, located in Bronxville, New York, serves residents of Westchester County and the Bronx. The 288-bed acute-care facility provides emergency care to approximately 42,000 individuals and delivers nearly 1,800 babies each year. Additional support and care is provided to the community through NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group/Westchester, a multispecialty physician practice with extended hours and offices in convenient locations, and Lawrence Community Health Services, which offers home care, hospice, and bereavement services to adults and children. For more information, visit

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