A Focus On Patient Care

A Focus On Patient Care 
The Advanced Breast Center At Wellington Regional Medical Center Honored By National Program

The Advanced Breast Center at Wellington Regional Medical Center was recently recognized as a Certified Participant in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) Program. This distinguished honor represents a commitment by the breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients.

Pam Tahan, CEO of Wellington Regional Medical Center, expressed her pride in the achievement.

“This certification is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our team,” Tahan said. “We are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care, and this recognition reinforces our efforts and the positive impact we are making in our community.”

Measuring and comparing quality performance is essential in assessing patient care and allocating resources where improvement is desired. In today’s dynamic healthcare industry, breast centers are faced with providing quality care while simultaneously keeping costs under control. A center’s staff must not only be familiar with existing standards of care, but they must also be aware of new advances in technology. The Advanced Breast Center at Wellington Regional Medical Center has taken a major step to ensure the program provides the best possible quality care to patients.

“Being recognized as a Certified Participant in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program is a significant accomplishment,” said Dr. Andrew Shapiro, medical director of the Advanced Breast Center. “It reflects our ongoing commitment to excellence in breast health care and our dedication to adopting the latest advancements in medical technology and treatment protocols.”

As an accredited breast cancer program, Wellington Regional Medical Center has been recognized nationally as a leader in breast imaging and the treatment of breast cancer. As an American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, WRMC has demonstrated excellence in mammography, breast ultrasound and MRI of the breast, as well as stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI-guided breast biopsies.

Dr. Sandra Mondro, a radiologist at the Advanced Breast Center, highlighted the importance of continuous improvement.

“This certification underscores our commitment to not only meeting but exceeding the national standards in breast health care,” Mondro said. “Our goal is to ensure that every patient receives personalized, state-of-the-art care tailored to their specific needs.”

Launched in April 2005 and now used in 45 states, the NQMBC program offers facilities providing breast health care the ability to track and measure breast center performance in more than 40 individual quality indicators. The program has been validated by multiple peer-reviewed medical journal publications. The most compelling component of the program is the ability of participants to enter their data and immediately compare their performance with other participating breast centers across the country.

The National Consortium of Breast Centers is proud to recognize the Advanced Breast Center at Wellington Regional Medical Center as a Certified Participant. The facility will continue in its commitment to provide the highest quality care to its patients and work on keeping up a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence.

The National Consortium of Breast Centers promotes excellence in breast health care for the general public through a network of diverse professionals dedicated to the active exchange of ideas and resources. It serves as an informational resource and provides support services to those rendering care to people with breast diseases through educational programs, newsletters, a national directory and patient forums. Learn more at www.nqmbc.org.

Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 235-bed, acute care hospital providing high-quality healthcare services to the residents of central Palm Beach County since 1986. As a community hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission, WRMC prides itself on its continued commitment to remain on the forefront of advanced technologies and expand programs and services to meet the needs of the growing community it serves.

Learn more about the Advanced Breast Center at Wellington Regional Medical Center at www.wellingtonregional.com.