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St. John's Breast Center Receives Integrated National Accreditation


Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that are committed to providing the highest level of quality breast care and voluntarily opt to undergo a rigorous evaluation of their performance.

During the survey process, the center must meet standards established by the NAPBC for treating patients who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.

“We are proud to be the first NAPBC accredited facility in west Ventura County,” said Darren Lee, president & CEO of St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John’s Regional Medical Center. “This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality care for patients with breast disease in our community.”

NAPBC accreditation standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.

“When we started the Integrated Breast Center, it was based on the idea that breast cancer care should be a team approach that is centered on the personalized needs of the patient, not the system,” said Lynn Jeffers, MD, medical director of the Integrated Breast Center. “Our collaborative approach allows us to create a personalized treatment plan for each patient with the goal of giving them a significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. We are happy to see our commitment to our patients and our quality of care being recognized by this national accreditation organization.”

Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will 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, new treatment options and most importantly,
  • Quality breast care close to home.

The NAPBC is a group 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. 

Learn more about the 
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

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