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Grady’s Breast Center Earns Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons

May 23, 2023

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has once again granted accredited status to The Avon Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady Health System.

To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement for patients. Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years.

“Grady remains committed to delivering comprehensive, high-quality person-centered care for our patients with breast disease,” said Pooja Mishra, Vice President of Oncology and Sickle Cell at Grady. “This recertification is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our breast center team and lets patients know that when they come here, they’ll receive the best possible care.”

Patients at NAPBC-accredited centers can be confident that their breast care team includes healthcare professionals from various disciplines committed to working together to provide the best care available through their entire course of treatment. They also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatment options, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services, including psychosocial support, rehabilitation services, and survivorship care.

Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to those programs that are committed to providing the best possible care to patients with breast cancer. The NAPBC provides the structure and resources to develop and operate a high-quality breast center and accredited program. Patients receiving care at this NAPBC-accredited center have access to the following:

• 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

To learn more about The Avon Comprehensive Breast Center at Grady, please visit

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)