Summit Medical Group Breast Care Center Recognized as Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence

Last updated: May 01, 2017

Summit Medical Group Breast Care Center Recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence
by the National Consortium of Breast Care Centers
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For the 7th consecutive year, Summit Medical Group Breast Care Center has been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™ (NQMBC™).  This distinguished honor represents a commitment by the Breast Care Center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in the community.  This level of certification in the NQMBC™ Program is valid for one year.

Measuring and comparing quality performance is essential in assessing patient care and allocating resources where improvement is desired.  In today's dynamic health care industry, breast centers are faced with providing quality care while simultaneously keeping costs under control.  A center's staff must not only be familiar with existing standards of care, but must also be aware of new advances in technology.  Summit Medical Group Breast Care Center actively ensures they provide the best possible quality care to breast patients in their community.

Holding two national accreditations, the Summit Medical Group Breast Care Center is one of few breast centers in the United States and one of only two centers in New Jersey designated a National Consortium of Breast Centers Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence.  SMG’s Breast Care Center is also accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast centers with best practices commendation in the areas of Navigation and Breast Reconstruction.

Located on the main campus in Berkeley Heights and in Florham Park, Livingston, and Westfield, Summit Medical Group Breast Care Center, patients from the New Jersey/New York area can receive comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant breast conditions. The Breast Care Center treats newly diagnosed patients as well as those with recurring disease. Six breast surgeons head a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes:

  • 6 Certified Breast Nurse Navigators (NCBC) and one Certified Patient Care Breast Navigator (bi-lingual)
  • 1 Certified Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse AOCNS
  • 3 Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certified Nurses
  • Breast radiologists and 3-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology
  • 6 Surgeons (2 breast; 2 general) accredited by The American Society of Breast Surgeons to perform minimally invasive breast biopsies under ultrasound and mammographic guidance
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgeons offering DIEP Flap muscle sparing technique, oncoplastic reconstruction, nipple sparing mastectomy, improved fat grafting techniques, shaped cohesive silicone implants, advanced flap surveillance (Spy EliteTM), and acellular dermal tissue matrix technologies
  • Full Breast Imaging services including 3-D mammography, ultrasound and Breast MRI at our facilities.
  • Medical oncologists and pathologists
  • Radiation oncology referrals (on-site beginning summer 2017)
  • Survivorship care plans
  • Counselors for nutrition, genetics, and cognitive behavioral therapy

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