Published on July 31, 2019

Mercy Catholic Medical Center Earns National Breast Center Accreditation

napbc logoMercy Catholic Medical Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). As an NAPBC-accredited center, Mercy Catholic Medical Center is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care resulting in high-quality care for patients with breast disease.

To achieve NAPBC accreditation, a breast center must demonstrate compliance with 28 NAPBC standards that look at a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years.

Patients receiving care at an 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, and information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options.

"This accreditation could not be achieved without our excellent care, teamwork and dedication to our patient population," said Karen Jean Kish, MD, director and breast surgeon at Mercy Catholic Medical Center.

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 on the NAPBC, please go to