CHI has created its own model for Breast Centers of Excellence, which significantly raises the bar for breast cancer care.  This model focuses on the needs of each patient, the use of evidence-based medicine in breast cancer treatment, and documentation of quality care. Our model also ensures that our patients have access to all appropriate technology, services, resources and support.

Our Breast Centers of Excellence model requires our facilities to achieve three important national certifications/accreditations. Together, these three assure a balanced approach to high-quality breast care:

  1. National Consortium of Breast Centers’  National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Certified Breast Center of Excellence: an assurance of high quality breast care.
  2. American College of Radiology’s Breast Imaging Center of Excellence:  an assurance of excellence in breast imaging.
  3. National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers: an assurance of the structure, resources and services needed to develop a comprehensive breast program.

More than 16 Breast Centers throughout CHI have achieved or are working toward our Breast Centers of Excellence designation.