Baptist Health Lexington receives its third National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers designation

November 14, 2016

For a third time, Baptist Health Lexington 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.

For a third time, Baptist Health Lexington 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. 

Baptist Health Lexington was the first non-teaching hospital in Kentucky to receive NAPBC accreditation in 2010 and was reaccredited in 2013. It is currently one of only nine NAPBC-accredited breast centers in the state.

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. 

“We are pleased to once again achieve NAPBC accreditation because it signifies the hospital’s firm commitment to offering our patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease,” said Amanda Henson, MSHA, MBA, FACHE, Vice President of Oncology.

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 and new treatment options
  • Quality breast care close to home.


During the survey process, a breast center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. 

For more information about NAPBC, visit its website at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.

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